Resources for Teaching How Black Lives Matter at School

by Marsha Rakestraw News headlines remind us daily that racial injustice and violence and discrimination against Black people (and other people of color) continue to thrive, and the impact on people of color, especially children and families, is significant and long-lasting. With school systems in the US made up largely of white teachers, many schools…

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17 Resources for Teaching About Food Waste

by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day, we’re teaching kids that food is trash.” ~ Jonathan Bloom Our school food systems in the US are not set up to minimize waste or encourage healthy habits. Students are often rushed at lunchtime, may have unappetizing food options, may be given (or take) much more food than they’ll eat,…

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Resources for Teaching About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Racism, and Hate

by Marsha Rakestraw Over the weekend, hatred and violence descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists amassed  to “take America back,” and opponents gathered to protest white supremacy and oppression. On Friday night white supremacists marched on the University of Virginia campus, carrying torches, chanting, and surrounding a small group of counterprotesters. On Saturday, people…

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Introduction to Solutionary Thinking

This activity is a brief exploration of some of the skills and processes needed to explore problems of concern to students and develop meaningful solutions. Actually engaging in substantial solutionary work is beyond the scope of this activity. In this activity, students will practice critical-, creative-, strategic-, and systems-thinking skills in order to brainstorm potential…

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The Power of Language

The Power of Language

Language and word choice can have enormous influence. Use these videos, articles, lesson plans and other resources to help you teach and/or learn more about issues related to language. Save

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Overfishing

Overfishing and Industrial Fishing

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more about overfishing, industrial fishing, and related issues to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues.

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Deforestation

Forests and Deforestation

Resources (books, lesson plans, videos, articles and more) to help you teach and/or learn about the issues related to our forests, deforestation, and solutions for reforesting and protecting our lands.

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True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds

Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to a just and humane world. Recommended for grades 5 and up. Time: 5-20 minutes

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¿Qué Precio Tiene La Belleza?

¿Qué Precio Tiene La Belleza?

Esta actividad le ayuda a los estudiantes a explorar y pensar críticamente sobre el impacto de los ingredientes en los productos de cuidado personal que se ponen, le ponen a otras personas, animales y que afectan al medio ambiente, al igual que la manera en que la mercadotecnia y las marcas afectan nuestras elecciones. Recomendado…

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