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People We Love :: America Bracho People We Love :: America Bracho
Profile of America Bracho, who fights for health care by and for the people in Orange County, California.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big     Change Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Peace in Gaza. Refuseniks. Protecting tenants' rights. Public water trust. Protecting Brazil's rainforests. Climate change. Renewable energy in Hawaii. Sharing rides. Army leasing electric vehicles. Cleaner energy. Campaign finance reform.
Lessons from My Mother’s Village Kitchen Lessons from My Mother’s Village Kitchen
by Madhu Suri Prakash
Schools, fresh foods, and memories from India. Madhu Suri Prakash reflects on the culinary traditions of her family.
Saying Grace Around the World Saying Grace Around the World
by Nikki McClure, Anna Stern
Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.
Fresh from … the City Fresh from … the City
by Mark Winne
Citizens and local policymakers join up to get fresh foods to schools and neighborhoods.
New Crop of Farmers New Crop of Farmers
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing abundance with family and community. Meet some of these young farmers in our photo essay.
Quote :: Wendell Berry Quote :: Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry
"A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one's accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes."
Theme Guide :: Food for Everyone Theme Guide :: Food for Everyone
Imagine a food system that delivers fresh, organic food to everybody. Can't be done in a world of industrial food? We say it can, and it must, especially in these economic hard times. Here's how…
Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book
This photo-essay features images from William Cleveland's book Art and Upheaval. The book tells remarkable stories about artists who resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and restitch the cultural fabric of their communities.
The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer
America's young farmers show promising signs of an agricultural revival.
Changing the World: One Story at a Time     Changing the World: One Story at a Time
by Anna Unkovich
For former teacher and Chicken Soup for the Classroom co-author Anna Unkovich, a “nightmare” teaching moment was the key to a more open classroom. Learn how she discovered the value of sharing stories.
Connect and Engage: Making History Connect and Engage: Making History
To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project
Take your students on a journey of self-discovery that will ultimately lead them to understanding not only what is happiness for themselves, but also what is happiness for others. Each door represents a facet of your path to happiness, and hosts a multimedia array of interviews, photos, films, questionnaires, and activities.
Interview with “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Interview with “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan
by Colin Beavan, Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman talks with Colin Beavan on Democracy Now. “And finally, on this Christmas Eve, I’m joined by a man who makes a compelling environmental case for a non-consumptive Christmas. Colin Beavan is also known as the No Impact Man. Beavan, along with his wife, their two-year-old daughter and dog, spent a year attempting to minimize their ecological footprint while continuing to live in the heart of New York City.”
Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. 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).
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