Social Justice & Human Rights
How do we help students to build a fair and just world?
The Danger of Silence
posted Oct 17, 2014
- When he was a kid, slam poet and teacher Clint Smith once gave up speaking for Lent. He found that his silence allowed his classmates to be bullied—and that he must use his voice speak up for truth and justice.
Dr. Edward Tick's Response to Winter 2014 Essay Winners
posted Apr 19, 2014
- Dr. Edward Tick, co-founder of Soldier's Heart and author of "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country," responds to winners of the Winter 2014 essay competition.
Curriculum & Resources: Garment Industry Infographic
posted Oct 21, 2013
- Interactive map of garment industry factories, designed in response to the Bangladesh disasters.
Changing the Course of Dyslexia
by Bob Broudoposted May 02, 2012
- President and headmaster Bob Broudo of Landmark School passionately believes that we have a civic responsibility to help students with language-based learning disabilities discover who they are as learners and how they can learn.
Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum
posted Dec 21, 2011
- In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food
posted Sep 22, 2011
- Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
Visual Learning: "Out of many, one"
posted Sep 22, 2011
- With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Horses as Healers
by Lorna Shepardsonposted Jun 09, 2011
- What do you do with a teenager who’s angry, depressed, disconnected, or all of the above? Lorna Shepardson knows a magical gift horses possess that can help bring young people from the depths of darkness to a glimmer of self-confidence. This is Lorna’s story.
You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer
posted Apr 14, 2011
- Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.
Waiting (or Not) for Superman
posted Feb 09, 2011
- The documentary “Waiting for Superman” has stirred up conversation and debate about one of our nation’s biggest concerns—the state of public education. A follow-up campaign is under way to fix education. NOT Waiting for Superman, initiated by Rethinking Schools, says the film got the message all wrong.
YES! Recommends: Centre for Child Honouring, and Voices Education Project
posted Feb 06, 2011
- If we made children our top priority, would we create a better world? The Centre for Child Honouring and Voices [Education Project] are helping create peaceful, sustainable societies.
Royce Baker Essay on “Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country”
by Royce Bakerposted Dec 22, 2010
- Royce Baker, a student at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, Washington, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country" by Edward Tick. Read Royce's essay on why he doesn't support war, but does support the soldier.
Nathan Christensen Essay on “Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country”
by Nathan Christensenposted Dec 22, 2010
- Nathan Christensen, a student at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, Washington, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country" by Edward Tick. Read Nathan's essay on how he alleviated his conflict with soldiers.
YES! Recommends: Global Oneness Project
posted Oct 13, 2010
- YES! recommends the Global Oneness Project for their inspiring and richly produced resources that explore how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
Exemplary Essay on "Iraq Veterans, Activists for Peace"
by Eleanor Stevensposted Jun 29, 2010
- Eleanor Stevens, a student at Santa Fe Waldorf High School in New Mexico, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Why Iraq Veterans Can’t Stay Silent" by Sarah Olson. Read Eleanor's essay on filling the void of war, from taxpayer to soldier.