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April 2007

Kay HubbardDear Educators,
I am delighted to write to you as the new YES! Education Outreach Manager.  My education experience includes teaching, research, and program administration; for over 16 years I served as director of International Programs at the University of Washington and since then I’ve been working with schools and universities in southern Africa, Mexico, Korea, the Yakima Valley, and Seattle.

I look forward to hearing from you, collaborating with you, and expanding the outreach and impact of YES! together.

Kay Hubbard
YES! Education Outreach Manager

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  • how are you using YES! materials successfully with your students
  • what you like about the YES! Education Connection Program
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Current YES! Highlights

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?
In small places, close to home."
Eleanor Roosevelt

YES! magazine Human Rights coverIs the U.S. Ready for Human Rights?
Our current issue of YES! on U.S. Human Rights offers a unique opportunity to encourage discussion and reflection about this critical topic that is seldom addressed in our classrooms.

Find hope in our ability to face mistakes and forge a future of justice, equality, real prosperity, and a healthy planet for all. Share these positive and solution-oriented stories and resources with your students!

United Nations posterSometimes a Great Nation
by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. One of this country’s most prominent historians, and a prolific author, his latest book is Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction.
He writes, "From the beginning we Americans have considered our nation a “universal” one—the embodiment of ideals that other nations should and would adopt." More>>

YES! Teacher Tools & Resources on Human Rights

The YES! Human Rights Curricular Module ties YES! stories to the U.N.'s Universal Declaration and includes discussion questions, glossaries, and resources—connecting students to people who protect and promote the rights of all people.

YES! Discussion Guides get students talking and YES! Resource Guides are for taking action!

UDHR graphic For your classroom- to print and post
The YES! Universal Declaration of Human Rights Poster offers the YES! take on how the U.S. is doing. See how the United States measures up to the UDHR, and access our Human Rights poster.

Human Rights Resource Guide
These resources offer ways you can learn more about and get involved with Human Rights. Consider your rights. Understand them. Appreciate their meaning.

"I think it is necessary to realize that we have moved from
the era of civil rights to the era of human rights."
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

YES! in Spanish

Si! en EspanolYES! en español
Maestros y profesores de español: ahora pueden leer YES! en español, en linea.  Puede ser un excelente recurso en el aula y para sus estudiantes.

La edición más reciente ¿Está preparado los EE.UU. para los derechos humanos? está disponible en español. Por favor avisen a sus amigos y colegas hispanohablantes!

Página que enumera todas las ediciones disponibles en español

Poetry for Educators

The Academy of American Poets
Their site www.poets.org features “Find a Poet” and "Find a Poem" search sections and educational resources, lesson plans, a listening booth, discussion forums, links, and more.

Poetry from young people about peace
Read the hopeful poetry and songs about peace from young people announced as winners in Global Exchange's What About Peace contest. Their poetry is especially inspirational in the aftermath of Virginia Tech and continued violence in Iraq.

YES! Magazine features exceptional poetry every issue
Maya Angelou’s poem “A Brave and Startling Truth” is featured in our current spring 2007 issue:

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet
Whose hands can strike with such abandon
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness

In This Issue:

Current YES! Highlights

YES! in Spanish



"Teaching is at the core of our humanity. It literally is what life is all about: passing it on."
Eric Liu,
Guiding Lights: How to Mentor and Find Life’s Purpose

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