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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

by Alice McGinty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“… it is not enough to be good. We must also be brave and at the same time have wisdom.” Simple text and beautiful illustrations share the story of Gandhi’s famous 24-day March to the… More

Our Hen House

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 20, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Communication, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Our Hen House produces a variety of multimedia resources — from an online magazine to podcasts to a TV show to ebooks — focused on informing and empowering people who are passionate about changing the… More

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Changemaking 101: Hosting a Film Screening

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Most of us know from personal experience that films can be transformative. The impact of a film like “Blackfish” shows just how powerful documentaries can be. And the growing realization of the influence that films… More

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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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Sullie Saves the Seas

by Goffinet McLaren

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 28, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

Over Sullie the gull’s long life he has seen the impact of human activity on his beach – from fireworks and cigarette butts, to “doggie doo-doo” and plastic waste. Sullie decides to call the area… More

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Project Wild Thing

by David Bond

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker and parent, didn’t… More

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Epic

by Chris Wedge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

In “Epic” (102 min) (ages 7 and up) MK (Mary Katherine) goes to visit her father, who is obsessed with finding tiny people he believes inhabit the forest near his house. When MK is shrunk… More

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Hannah and the Talking Tree

by Elke Weiss

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

Hannah is a young girl who uses her very large ears to listen to all of the wonderful things happening in her natural world. Unfortunately, her ears also make it easy to hear the mean… More

Project Green Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

Project Green Challenge (PGC), a project of Teens Turning Green, happens each October. High school and college students are invited to engage with daily challenges throughout the month to help them make more sustainable choices,… More