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YES! Recommends: Heifer International YES! Recommends: Heifer International
Heifer International is renowned for giving animals as a sustainable source of food and income to those in need—changing lives forever. Its resources educate and energize people of all ages, empowering them to help others and build a better world.
Get Your Skysight On!: How to Change the Way We Perceive the World Get Your Skysight On!: How to Change the Way We Perceive the World
by Daniel Dancer
Oregon artist and teacher Daniel Dancer helps young people understand how animals, Earth, and humans are connected. By being part of a human painting, students are instilled with the power to change the world and protect endangered species.
YES! Recommends: Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots YES! Recommends: Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots animal community service-learning curriculum offers lessons plans, sample campaigns, and resources for K-12 teachers. Access free, downloadable classrooms tools including lessons on hope, endangered species, and multiple intelligences.
Visual Learning: Out of the Blue Visual Learning: Out of the Blue
With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
YES! Poster: Jane Goodall’s 10 Best Things We Can Do For Animals YES! Poster: Jane Goodall’s 10 Best Things We Can Do For Animals
by Jane Goodall
YES! asked Jane Goodall to tell us what we can do in our everyday lives to care for the animals we love.
 Who Participated in No Impact Week? Meet the Students! Who Participated in No Impact Week? Meet the Students!
Meet six students who started the New Year tracking their trash, taking record-breaking showers, battling the bus system, and learning that green is the color for all seasons.
Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob
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 simplicity.
YES! Recommends: Global Oneness Project YES! Recommends: Global Oneness Project
YES! recommends the Global Oneness Project for their inspiring and richly produced resources that explore how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
Curriculum & Resources: Water Curriculum & Resources: Water
Measure your water footprint with H2O Conserve's easy-to-use calculator, and wrap your head around the impact of the BP oil spill using this trio of classroom resources.
YES! Recommends: Water Environment Federation YES! Recommends: Water Environment Federation
The Water Environment Federation offers communities and students a myriad of learning opportunities to protect and preserve the Earth's water resources.
YES! Recommends: No Impact Project YES! Recommends: No Impact Project
No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his family have inspired a nation to swap their old consumer habits for new environmentally-friendly ones. The recently launched No Impact Curriculum brings the lessons learned from this year-long journey to your classroom.
Curriculum & Resources: Green Jobs and Green Buildings Curriculum & Resources: Green Jobs and Green Buildings
Lesson plans, hands-on activities, and award-winning projects on green building and economies will demonstrate to your students that there’s a better, sustainable, and just future that they can help build, shape, and design.
Visual Learning: Have Wheels, Will Travel Visual Learning: Have Wheels, Will Travel
With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about bikes.
Words That Inspire: The Once-ler, from The Lorax with photos by Chris Jordan Words That Inspire: The Once-ler, from The Lorax with photos by Chris Jordan
Quote from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and images from Chris Jordan's stunning series on America's obsession with consumption, Intolerable Beauty, with a note to educators.
Visual Learning: Gone Fishing Visual Learning: Gone Fishing
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.
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