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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: 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.
YES! Recommends: Teaching Diverse Students Initiative YES! Recommends: Teaching Diverse Students Initiative
How can teachers effectively teach diverse students when they struggle with their own understandings of race?
Connect and Engage :: Teaching about Today's Economy Connect and Engage :: Teaching about Today's Economy
Here are lessons plans and curriculum to help your students better understand the cause and effects of the current housing upheaval, the concepts of work (what kind of work is paid?) and workplace, and definitions of wealth.
Curriculum & Resources: Teaching Economics As If People Mattered Curriculum & Resources: Teaching Economics As If People Mattered
United for a Fair Economy’s (UFE) economic education curricula and workshops are dynamic resources for high school and adult continuing education teachers, and college faculty.
Visual Learning: Week of Nonviolence Visual Learning: Week of Nonviolence
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.
Speak Up! Speak Up!
Six Steps to Speaking Up Against Everyday Bigotry Teaching Tolerance's Speak Up! initiative helps individuals stand up to everyday prejudice. Learn not only about injustice, but how to stand up to it.
Connect and Engage: Food and Water Connect and Engage: Food and Water
Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.
Focus on Fair Trade Focus on Fair Trade
These three TransFair USA curricula are designed to help students understand the concept of fair trade and to highlight its values and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of the farmer and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impact on real people.
Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy
As a teacher, helping your students understand foreign policy requires that you explore other cultures and nations and how they relate to the United States. Here are a couple of curriculum options to help you make that connection.
Bring Fair Trade into Your Classroom Bring Fair Trade into Your Classroom
How students can tell big companies like World's Finest Chocolate that they demand an end to abusive child labor practices, and that they want to buy products that are Fair Trade Certified.
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