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Curriculum & Resources: Why Women's Stories Matter
posted Feb 17, 2014
- March is Women's History Month. In this New York Times Learning Network lesson plan, students examine their school curriculum and personal experiences on reading stories about and by women. Through this analysis, they will deepen their understanding of why women's stories matter.
Poster: What Healthy Diets Have in Common
posted Feb 17, 2014
- This colorful poster compares eight healthy diets—vegan, Mediterranean, ancestral, glycemic idex, anti-inflammatory, raw, traditional Asian, and Natl. Institutes of Health—and shares what they have in common(besides kale) and how they are different.
Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process
posted Feb 17, 2014
- 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.
A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles
by Nina Bunker Ruizposted Feb 14, 2014
- New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
A Welcome Surprise: There Are More States Working to Expand Voting Rights than to Restrict Them
by Sue Sturgisposted Feb 13, 2014
- In 2013, 46 states introduced 237 bills designed to make voting easier, while restrictive measures were introduced in only 33.
This Couple's Marriage Healed the Planet and Cost Just $3K—Here's How They Did It
by Linnea M. Patonposted Feb 13, 2014
- Four ways to have an equitable, earth-loving, and awesome wedding.
How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 11, 2014
- Lama Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, a former homesteader, and an heiress to a family fortune who lives a quiet life in the mountains of Montana. Now she is beginning to teach the practices and insights gained through years of solitary retreats and study.
"Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution
by Roman Krznaricposted Feb 10, 2014
- Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it.
In Pete Seeger's Letters, A Voice for Justice Sings On
by Sam Rosenthalposted Feb 07, 2014
- In the midst of Seeger's countless documents was one that stood out. The editor who found it reflects on coming back to that letter today.
Dear Jen, Kellan, et. al: We Can End Dolphin Slaughter Without the TPP
by James Trimarcoposted Feb 07, 2014
- The controversial trade deal poses serious threats to humans and the environment. We can find better tools in the fight for dolphin rights.
Darth Vader's Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims
by YES! online staffposted Feb 07, 2014
- The public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline opened on Wednesday. This video is the comment from California-based climate group Movement Generation.
Beyond Keystone XL: 8 Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change
by Michael Northropposted Feb 06, 2014
- Recent signs that Barack Obama may approve the Keystone XL pipeline have some environmentalists feeling down about the future of the climate. But huge and positive changes are quietly taking place.
A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power
by Corey Hillposted Feb 05, 2014
- Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Do Backyard Bird Feeders Spread Salmonella? The Human Role in Avian Disease
by Greg Harmanposted Feb 05, 2014
- Immunologist Peter Doherty shows us that the fate of birds and humans are more connected than we might think.
As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Pols
by James Trimarcoposted Feb 03, 2014
- A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it's not dead yet.