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Are you really what you wear?

Are You Really What You Wear?

From our popular Visual Learning series, use this photo to push your perception of Iran's people.

 

 


Visual Learning: Heart and Sole Visual Learning: Heart and Sole
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students to think about prisoners—the uniforms prisoners wear and the most effective ways to prepare for their transition back into society.
Curriculum & Resources: Nikki-Rosa Curriculum & Resources: Nikki-Rosa
Nikki Giovanni's poem, "Nikki-Rosa" reflects on Giovanni's living with poverty—what she had, more than what she lacked. The poem, with accompanying Def Jam video and ReadWriteThink lesson will help students develop their understanding of poverty, explore their childhood experiences, and write about these reflections in a poem.
The Danger of Silence The Danger of Silence
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.
Fania Davis' Response to Spring 2014 Essay Winners Fania Davis' Response to Spring 2014 Essay Winners
Fania Davis, co-founder and executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, responds to the winners of the Spring 2014 essay competition.
Curriculum & Resources: What Kids Can Do Curriculum & Resources: What Kids Can Do
What Kids Can Do uses digital, print, and broadcast media to showcase the power youth can achieve when they are taken seriously. Check out writing curricula, stories, and other powerful learning resources that give voice to the opinions and talents of young people, particularly those compromised by poverty, race, and language.
Curriculum & Resources: Why Women's Stories Matter Curriculum & Resources: Why Women's Stories Matter
March is Women's History Month. In this New York Times Learning Network lesson plan, students examine their school curriculum and personal experiences on reading stories about and by women. Through this analysis, they will deepen their understanding of why women's stories matter.
Visual Learning: With These Hands Visual Learning: With These Hands
This Visual Learning exercise will get your students thinking about poverty—here and in other countries—and will help them explore a creative approach to solving poverty.
Visual Learning: Knock, Knock. Who's There? Visual Learning: Knock, Knock. Who's There?
Visual Learning November 2013. Literacy lesson that leads to deeper discussion and understanding of people experiencing homelessness.
Curriculum & Resources: World Savvy
World Savvy prepares the next generation to learn, work, and thrive as responsible and engaged global citizens. It provides curriculum and other classroom-ready resources, professional development, and an educator network to boost student global competency.
What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation
by Sarah van Gelder
It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?
Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out
What can you learn about a family by examining the things they're left behind? Watch this short 5-minute film by POV and explore other PBS resources about the foreclosure crisis.
Curriculum and Resources: Poetry Foundation Curriculum and Resources: Poetry Foundation
October 17 is Black Poetry Day. Poetry Foundation offers a bounty of poems, lesson plans, essays, and more to teach students the fundamentals of African American poetry, and poetry in general.
YES! Recommends: Dream of a Nation YES! Recommends: Dream of a Nation
Dream of a Nation explores today's challenges with new ideas and solutions through the perspective of on-the-ground thought leaders. It generously offers educators a range of free, downloadable resources, including lesson plans, interviews, videos, and discussion guides.
Visual Learning: Gauze for Concern Visual Learning: Gauze for Concern
This Visual Learning activity will get students thinking about the foreclosure crisis in this country and what it might feel like to lose your home.
Changing the Course of Dyslexia Changing the Course of Dyslexia
by Bob Broudo
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.
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