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I Am a Humane Educator: Gypsy Wulff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Teaching has been a part of Gypsy Wulff’s life for almost four decades. An alum of IHE’s online courses, Gypsy, who lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, has worked in primary schools, trained teachers, and has… More

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Grandfather Gandhi

by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 4, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources, Social Studies/History

“I’d never live up to the Mahatma. I’d never be at peace.” When Arun and his family visit Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, Arun struggles to find peace and to fit in. An incident on the… More

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

by Jeanette Winter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 4, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

When Jane was young she loved to watch “all the animals in her world, big and small.” Eventually her passion and persistence led her to Tanzania, where she studied chimpanzees and revolutionized how people see… More

Start Empathy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Start Empathy, an initiative of Ashoka, is focused on infusing empathy into schools so that “every child masters empathy.” The website includes a free online course, a toolkit, resources, tips, and more for helping build… More

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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan

by Jeanette Winter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This two-in-one book uses simple phrases and colorful illustrations to tell the stories of two brave child activists from Pakistan, both fighting for education and freedom for all children. Malala is outspoken about the importance… More

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A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“I will build electric wind.” William had a thirsty mind that soaked up knowledge and spurred him to ask questions. When a drought has left him hungry and unable to go to school, William goes… More

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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

by Alice McGinty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“… it is not enough to be good. We must also be brave and at the same time have wisdom.” Simple text and beautiful illustrations share the story of Gandhi’s famous 24-day March to the… More

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Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

by Jen Cullerton Johnson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Wangari Maathai was raised to respect the trees in her community. When she’s given the chance to go to school, she uses her education to help her community and to restore the environmental destruction that… More