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Writing Effective Letters: A Checklist for Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re posting about the power of language. Let us know what you think by commenting.) I… More

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These Seas Count

by Allison Formento

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 19, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Math, Resources, Science

Mr. Tate’s class helps clean trash off a beach and in the sea, while learning from Captain Ned — and the sea — about the ocean’s animal life (counted from 1-10) and why it’s important… More

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7 Tips for Paying Attention to What We’re Paying Attention To

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset said, “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.” As 21st-century citizens, we have a lot competing for our attention. What we… More

IndyKids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 6, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

IndyKids is a free newspaper for kids focused on engaging “young people to become informed world citizens through the production of a current events and social justice news source that is created by kids, for… More

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Changemaking 101: The Power of Effective Petitions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re posting about the power of language. Let us know what you think by commenting.)  … More

Youth Service America

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Service America (YSA) works with youth, schools and communities to help young people become empowered changemakers for a better world. YSA offers grants and other awards, resources and toolkits for service projects and community… More

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8 Videos Exploring Empathy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) Empathy is a key component of… More

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Are You Practicing the Hard Kind of Kindness?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 13, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When it comes to people we like, and even strangers, it can be pretty easy to be kind. But most of us know at least a couple of people we just don’t like. And then… More

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13 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2013

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2014 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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Beyond “Us and Them”: An Activity for Humane Educators, Activists and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Either you’re for us, or against us.” Numerous studies have shown that, to help us make sense of our world, humans tend to categorize things; being social animals we also want to belong, so we’re… More