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Building a Just and Sustainable World    September/October 2007
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September 21, 2007
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead

Dear Educators,
Welcome back to a new school year!
You are a member of a growing YES! network of over 9,000 innovative educators who receive this newsletter and use YES! materials. In this newsletter we’ll feature some of our latest tools and classroom resources that many of your colleagues use and recommend. Take a look below.

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Kay Hubbard
Education Outreach Manager, YES! Magazine

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Current Highlights from YES! Magazine
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Want to get your students asking deeper questions about what our economy is for? Here are 3 great resources.

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Living Wealth: Better Than Money
David Korten believes that "if there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth—this requires building economies with heart." Show your students this article and see what they think about our economy and the values that drive it.

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Just The Facts
Another tool to help your students understand the reality of corporate power. Use this visual tool to explore why people are standing up to corporate power.

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Economics of Life in Balance from YES! Winter 2007
After recently seeing how engaging this article becomes when people role play the voices, I'd like to pass on this great resource from our Go Local issue. Let your students explore how the economy relates to basic values like happiness by acting out an imaginary conversation between Adam Smith and "Bula Vinaka" from the Pacific Islands.
Your Favorite Classroom Tools from YES!
The Page That Counts
YES! Page That Counts
The YES! Page That Counts is one of your favorite features because it gets students engaged in lively, reflective discussions. Here is a link to our most recent issue of The Page That Counts. You’ll find startling statistics paired in ways that tell a story about our society and world and are sure to get your students talking and thinking critically.

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Wangari Maathai and the YES! Earth Charter Curriculum
A favorite in this curriculum guide is Wangari Maathai's article in the Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace segment. Read about the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and her holistic approach to building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society. This teacher's guide pairs YES! stories with the four major principles of the Earth Charter and includes supplemental materials.
PDF available with photos, questions and glossary.

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What's Happening
in Latin America
This teaching tool shows democracy in action: let your students see how people can effect positive social change. Use as an interactive online map or downloadable pdf poster. Also available in Spanish.

YES! Magazine graphic Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster
Last spring many of you downloaded this graphic poster that offers the YES! take on how the U.S. measures up to the UDHR. This is an engaging tool to get your students reflecting on and talking about human rights in the U.S.
Poems from YES! Magazine
YES! Magazine often features exceptional poetry. Take a look at this month's pick.
(Click on title to view full version)

W.S Merwin

with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow for the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water and looking out
in different directions...

YES! Magazine #36—Winter 2006

Chicago Street Musician - Photo by Ken Ilio.
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INDEX: in this issue
How to Get More YES!
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YES! in Spanish

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Spanish Teachers–be sure to check out the YES! Discussion Guides that accompany each magazine issue.

Here is the YES! Discussion Guide from our summer 2007 Más Democracia en América Latina.

YES! Web Picks
What's new online:

China Blue: a look at sweatshop labor.
The Peak Moment series: interviews with leading thinkers on sustainability.
The Truth-Tellers, Women Empowered
Instant Karma: music to save Darfur.

Visual Learning
10 Ways to a Human-Scale Economy.  Photo by Ranjit Bhatnagar.
Photo by Ranjit Bhatnagar

10 Ways to a
Human-Scale Economy

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