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Chicken Run

by Peter Lord and Nick Park

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

In “Chicken Run” (84 min) (ages 7 and up), set in 1950s England, when the owners of a farm have decided to switch from making their hens lay eggs to selling chicken pot pies, Ginger,… More

Animal Sentience, Emotions and Intelligence Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Global Issues Guides, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources related to nonhuman animal sentience, emotions and intelligence to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Animal Sentience, Emotions and Intelligence: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

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

In 2012 an international group of prominent scientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that many species of nonhuman animals are conscious and aware, some to the degree that humans are. Recently Scientific… More

Mouse vs. Zucchini: A Lesson on Perspective

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 7, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter, students will consider the issue of perspective and discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals…. More

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Humane Issues in the News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.   “Maine school engages… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. Malala Yousafzai: The target… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on February 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. Is the U.S. Navy… More

Mouse vs. Zucchini: A Humane Education Activity on Perspective

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Using the humane education lens (which looks at the interconnected issues of human rights, animal protection, environmental preservation, and media and culture, and infuses the 4 elements of humane education) means that we can find… More

What’s in a Name?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 28, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“You’re such a pig!” “She’s a total dog!” Help students examine our myths about and prejudices against animals, to explore why they exist, and to consider what we might want to change about our relationships… More

Who Am I?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 15, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Many people know that pigs root around in the ground, that cows have four stomachs, and that chickens have wings, but some of these beings also make friends, remember faces, can play video games, and… More