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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.

 

 


Words That Inspire: We are the 1% Words That Inspire: We are the 1%
Some members of the 1% have shared messages of solidarity with the 99%. What goes into a sign that makes a lasting impression? Explore an activity to help your students understand—and create their own—powerful signs.
Curriculum & Resources: ThinkB4YouSpeak Curriculum & Resources: ThinkB4YouSpeak
GLSEN's campaign ThinkB4YouSpeak helps straight teens understand why "that's so gay" and other common slurs may be unintentional but hurtful to their Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) classmates.
Curriculum & Resources: Occupy Wall Street Curriculum & Resources: Occupy Wall Street
Resources from YES! Magazine and NY Times Learning Network will familiarize your students with Occupy Wall Street.
Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food
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.
Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr. Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is fair to one person may not be fair to another. How can students become aware of injustice—at school, in your community, and in this world— and dig deeper to discover how they can transform injustice to justice?
You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer
Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.
Waiting (or Not) for Superman Waiting (or Not) for Superman
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.
Visual Learning: Paper Cranes for Peace Visual Learning: Paper Cranes for Peace
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 peace.
Royce Baker Essay on “Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country” Royce Baker Essay on “Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country”
by Royce Baker
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.
Visual Learning: Sacred Water Visual Learning: Sacred Water
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 water.
YES! Recommends—Zinn Education Project YES! Recommends—Zinn Education Project
The Zinn Education Project helps make sense of race and the role it has played in shaping society.
Words That Inspire: A Mix of Books (finally) on Mixed-Race People Words That Inspire: A Mix of Books (finally) on Mixed-Race People
Multiracial persons are the fastest growing demographic group in the country, but still gaining recognition. Now mixed race people can see themselves in books and be proud of who they are.
Curriculum & Resources: Making Sense of the 2010 Census Curriculum & Resources: Making Sense of the 2010 Census
Who is America? This bundle of lesson plans and activities will help your students understand the basics of the every-decade census and why they should care about what’s at stake.
Visual Learning: Are You Really What You Wear? Visual Learning: Are You Really What You Wear?
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 a different image of Iran.
Curriculum & Resources: Understanding Multiracial America Curriculum & Resources: Understanding Multiracial America
By the midcentury, people of color will make up the majority in the U.S. These resouces will help students understand race and the experiences of multiracial people.
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