Teaching Peace & Justice

Paths to peace, inclusion, equality, and compassion for all.

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.

 

 


Reflections on Poverty with "Nikki-Rosa" Poem
by Jing Fong
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.
Media Resources to Empower Young People from What Kids Can Do
by Jing Fong
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.
Why Women's Stories Matter
by Jing Fong
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.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
by Jing Fong
This mandala-esque poster is a happy self-care tool, and can also be adapted to classroom use.
Curriculum & Resources: World Savvy
by Jing Fong
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.
The Power of Introverts
Does society favor extroverts over introverts? In this TEDTalk, social psychologist Susan Cain takes us into an introvert's world, and shares why being quiet and contemplative should be acknowledged and celebrated.
Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out
by Jing Fong
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
by Jing Fong
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.
Curriculum & Resources: The Teacher Salary Project
by Jing Fong
Through an interactive and evolving website and the feature-length documentary American Teacher, The Teacher Salary Project brings awareness to the real and imminent crisis in our educational system—how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers.
Words That Inspire: You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day
by Jing Fong
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Use Rasha Hamid's words to start a discussion with your students about what this tragedy means.
Global Oneness Project
by Jing Fong
The Global Oneness Project is offering educational film toolkits. Take advantage of this great opportunity to explore interconnectedness and promote social wellness.
De-Stress Your Classroom
by Jing Fong
Edutopia bundle of resources on meditation programs that can be used in school. Steps and benefits to bringing meditation to the classroom.
Teaching Social Movements
by Jing Fong
A collection of YES! resources for teaching about Occupy and other social movements.
Academy of Achievement
by Jing Fong
With biographies, personal interviews, and powerful images, the Academy of Achievement provides the opportunity for students to find a modern hero that resonates with their life. A content-rich Achiever Gallery of photos and a well-organized curriculum are terrific resources for hero projects or studies.
YES! Recommends: ServiceSpace
by Jing Fong
ServiceSpace is a movement for generosity on social and personal levels. The site features projects that inspire generous behavior and chronicle the acts of kindness of ServiceSpace volunteers.