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Curriculum & Resources: SPENT, An Online Game to Understand Poverty Curriculum & Resources: SPENT, An Online Game to Understand Poverty
If you don’t understand the feeling of trying to survive poverty, you will after playing SPENT.
Curriculum & Resources: Food Literacy Quiz Curriculum & Resources: Food Literacy Quiz
From Nourish and Food Day, a quiz that tests how food literate you are. The 15 questions reveal facts about food and its relationship to the bigger food system, and the community-at-large.
Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process
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 local, sustainable farming.
Simon Okelo's Response to Fall 2013 Essay Winners Simon Okelo's Response to Fall 2013 Essay Winners
Simon Okelo, author of "Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff," responds to essay winners of the Fall 2013 writing competition.
Curriculum & Resources: Health Effects of Caffeine Curriculum & Resources: Health Effects of Caffeine
Did you know that kids aged 12-17 are the fastest growing population of caffeine consumers? This infographic shows which countries consume the most caffeine and highlights some not-so-savory side effects of your morning coffee.
YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table
YES! recommends Sustainable Table, a program of Grace Communications Foundation, for its well-rounded resources that educate and motivate people of all ages to take good care of their bodies and our planet.
YES! Recommends: The Story of Stuff Project YES! Recommends: The Story of Stuff Project
The Story of Stuff Project is more than the short film "The Story of Stuff." It's a movement to get us to throw away all the stuff in our lives and work together to build a healthy planet. Spot-on curriculum, short films, and more resources are generously offered.
Curriculum & Resources: No Impact Project Curriculum & Resources: No Impact Project
No Impact Project curriculum and No Impact Week signup.
YES! Recommends: Institute for Humane Education YES! Recommends: Institute for Humane Education
The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) believes that in order to create a just, sustainable, and humane world, humane education needs to be at the core of everyone’s education. IHE curricula, lesson plans, online courses, graduate programs focus on human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, and cultural influences.
Spring 2013 Literary Gem Omar Charles Spring 2013 Literary Gem Omar Charles
Omar Charles is a student of Allison Stuart at General George A. McCall Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Omar's essay about his realization that when it comes to fighting products that may harm people and the environment, he has to become his own hero.
Spring 2013 Powerful Voice Winner Russell Chiang Spring 2013 Powerful Voice Winner Russell Chiang
Russell Chiang is a student of Angela Halpin at Carmel Valley Middle School in San Diego, California. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Russell's essay about how GMOs may harm one's body, and how monopolizing companies can harm the economy.
Spring 2013 University Winner Ryan Barry Spring 2013 University Winner Ryan Barry
Ryan Barry is a student of Professor Tom Hudspeth at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Ryan's essay about his concerns surrounding the health effects of GMOs, and his recommendation to follow the European Union's lead and adopt the precautionary principle.
Spring 2013 Middle School Winner Sharon Lin Spring 2013 Middle School Winner Sharon Lin
Sharon Lin is a student of Michael Ferraro at William R. Satz School in Holmdel, New Jersey. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Sharon's essay about how April Dávila inspired Sharon to adopt an organic vegan diet, and the increased energy and self-confidence she felt as a result.
April Dávila's Response to Spring 2013 Essay Winners April Dávila's Response to Spring 2013 Essay Winners
April Dávila, a professional writer living and working in Los Angeles, and author of "A Month Without Monsanto," responds to essay winners of the Spring 2013 writing competition.
Spring 2013 High School Winner Erica Young Spring 2013 High School Winner Erica Young
Erica Young is a student of Jorge Muñoz at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Erica's creative essay about how foods, like superheroes, should proudly display their logos to disclose their identities.
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