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5 Minute Changemaker: Do Something Good That Scares You

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (Christopher Robin to Pooh) ~ A.A. Milne Last week I did… More

Heroes & Enemigos

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 24, 2016 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

A menudo se nos dice que debemos buscar heroes, que podemos acudir a ellos en busca de inspiración. ¿Que tan a menudo buscamos aprender de la gente con la que estamos en desacuerdo, nos disgusta… More

Haciendo Conexiones, Creando Soluciones

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Communication, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes a pensar en cómo estamos todos conectados y de que manera nuestras acciones impactan a otros y al medio ambiente, e motiva a los estudiantes a aprender más acerca… More

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5 Things (Social) Science Tells Us to Do When Talking About Climate Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Call it climate change, global warming, climate catastrophe, or the impending apocalypse, we’ve seen that it’s rampaging across our planet and affecting every being on earth. A new poll from the Yale… More

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Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on May 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words frequently. You may even have said them yourself. We… More

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Community Outreach Crew Helps Nuture Student Changemakers

Written by Betsy Farrell-Messenger | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Betsy Farrell-Messenger The way schooling is designed today can be challenging for youth, with competing priorities such as testing, sports, homework, and extra-curricular activities — all of which create different stresses. Students are… More

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Iqbal: A Novel

by Francesco D'Adamo

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Iqbal: A Novel” (120 pgs, gr. 4-7) is a fictionalized account of a real life hero, the courageous Pakistani boy Iqbal Masih, who fought for the freedom of child slave laborers. The story is told… More

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Voice of Freedom” (grades 5-8) uses free verse poetry to tell the story of Fanie Lou Hamer. From her childhood as one of 20 children of sharecroppers, to her strong voice in the civil rights… More

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Resources for Self-Care for Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We become humane educators and changemakers because we’re passionate about creating a just, humane world for all beings. Because of our work we daily encounter stories of cruelty and injustice. And we… More

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Transforming Our Food System: An Interview With Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil One of the core principles of humane education is focusing on transforming our systems so that they’re more restorative, just, and humane for all. Our food system has far-reaching effects on people,… More