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Thinking Animals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 26, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Websites

The mission of Thinking Animals is to “educate the public—providing them with a scientific and ethical rationale for valuing the intrinsic worth of other species and the importance of their survival. We believe that the… More

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 26, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) advocates for animal protection and the interests of nonhuman animals through the legal system. Their website includes a variety of resources, including for making cruelty-free choices, for effectively communicating… More

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Turning a Bump on a Flight into $35,000

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

I spent last week in meetings for the preK-12 Solutionary School that the Institute for Humane Education is planning to open in New York City in 2016. This project is so exciting, and I’m convinced… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lauren Allison

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Lauren Allison, who earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Humane Education, teaches middle school English at a school in Porter, Indiana. She discovered humane education while looking for options to complete… More

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Chained

by Lynne Kelley

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

In order to help his sick sister and to protect his mother from an abusive employer, Hastin gets a job as an elephant caretaker in a circus. But as soon as he arrives at the… More

True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

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 More

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Children Will Inherit the Earth, Here’s How We Can Make Sure They’re Prepared

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For today’s blog post, we wanted to share a recent post IHE president Zoe Weil wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an excerpt from “Children Will Inherit the Earth,… More

Animals in Captivity and Entertainment Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Global Issues Guides, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans & more related to issues of animals in captivity in places such as zoos and circuses, and used for entertainment, to help you teach and/or learn more about this… More

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6 Apps for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 25, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As digital technology continues to expand, so do apps designed to help us in making choices that do more good and less harm and in creating a better world for all. Here are six apps… More

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Endangered

by Eliot Schrefer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

When Sophie visits her mother in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she sets off a chain of events that she never could have imagined. Sophie rescues a sick baby Bonobo from a trafficker and takes… More