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Get Happy From the Inside Out

7 Doors to Happiness Project guides your students to explore what makes them–and others–happy.

 


Words that Inspire: Stories that Light Up the Dark Words that Inspire: Stories that Light Up the Dark
by Sanjay Khanna
The Experiences of Our Ancestors Offer Us Wisdom for Surviving Today's Crises. By: Sanjay Khanna
Words That Inspire: Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande Words That Inspire: Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande
by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Poetry: Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande, by Jimmy Santiago Baca, with Note to Educators.
Visual Learning: Happiness Is Where You Find It Visual Learning: Happiness Is Where You Find It
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about happiness.
Visual Learning: Walking Slowly Visual Learning: Walking Slowly
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Visual Learning:  Art Cars at Burning Man Visual Learning: Art Cars at Burning Man
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful messages.
Connect and Engage: Making History Connect and Engage: Making History
To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project
Take your students on a journey of self-discovery that will ultimately lead them to understanding not only what is happiness for themselves, but also what is happiness for others. Each door represents a facet of your path to happiness, and hosts a multimedia array of interviews, photos, films, questionnaires, and activities.
Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Connect and Engage: Happiness Connect and Engage: Happiness
These two top-notch resources offer opportunities for you and your students to truly understand the benefits of giving, and the strengths and virtues that make people and communities thrive.
Happiness in the Classroom and Beyond Happiness in the Classroom and Beyond
Classroom resources from the Sustainable Happiness issue of YES! Magazine.
Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources
by Brandi Bratrude
Are you being recruited? Are recruiters giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining the military? Do you have other options? These questions should be filtering through your mind while trying to understand what it means to be a young American.
Questions for Students: Going Forward Full Circle
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students: When Youth Lead
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for students: Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope Questions for students: Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by YES! for Youth Education Program
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