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Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders, for blaming immigrants, Islam as a whole, and more. When we are angry and terrified… More

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Share Your Humane Education Lesson Plan

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE’s online Resource Center offers activities and lesson plans that integrate comprehensive humane education (human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, media, consumerism, culture and changemaking) into a variety of subjects and grade levels. (See our… More

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Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers or students to help them reflect on their journey and impact as humane educators (or changemakers) and to… More

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Humane Education Activity: Wonder Box

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on September 10, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Start nurturing reverence for nature and a sense of wonder from the first day of school. The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, etc.)…. More

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Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently I saw a post on his Facebook page about a fun and meaningful activity he… More

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Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges is important, but it’s the integration of connection, creativity, critical thinking, and creating solutions that… More

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What Does Pouring Water on Cracks Have to Do With Changemaking? A Lot

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 5, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Lauren Allison is an M.Ed. graduate of IHE’s Instructional Leadership program, and a classroom teacher. She regularly integrates humane education into her teaching and offers students opportunities to explore their roles as changemakers and solutionaries… More

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Speaking From the Heart: A Council of All Beings

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 27, 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.) What does a mountain wish for?… More

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6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination

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

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow… More

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Saving the Forest and the Trees: 2 Activities Exploring Deforestation

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

Forests are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe, to the inspiration for bad poetry, to a source for the very materials that make our lives possible…. More