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Confessions of a Former Bully

by Trudy Ludwig

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 1, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources

Confessions of a Former Bully (grades 3-6) is a companion book to Ludwig’s My Secret Bully. In My Secret Bully, Katie is being mean to a friend in ways that aren’t always easily identified as… More

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My Secret Bully

by Trudy Ludwig

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 1, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources

Monica and Katie have known each other since kindergarten. They have a lot of the same interests, and Monica loves being with Katie … when she’s nice. Sometimes, Katie is just plain mean to Monica… More

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Just Kidding

by Trudy Ludwig

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 1, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources

Vince often picks on DJ and makes jokes at his expense. DJ feels embarrassed and sad and doesn’t understand why Vince is treating him this way. Vince always says he is joking — “Just kidding!”… More

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Seeking Food Security at Pop-Up Food Pantry in North Carolina

Written by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton | 1 Comment | Published on July 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton I was groggy this morning as I headed down to High Point, North Carolina, to a pop-up food pantry, and I was worried I wouldn’t find it. I had barely slept, and… More

¿Qué Caracteriza a Una Persona Humana?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Cuáles son las cualidades más deseables e indeseables de los seres humanos? Utilicen ejemplos de historias y fotografías para ayudar a los estudiantes a identificar nuestras mejores (y peores) cualidades y cómo podemos fomentar más… More

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What Messages Are We Modeling?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on July 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw A 2015 Gallup poll shows that a third of Americans “want animals to have the same rights as people.” Other polls show that a strong majority of people in the U.S. believe… More

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Ending the Violence With Meaningful Solutions

Written by Zoe Weil | 5 Comments | Published on July 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Zoe Weil I am a humane educator, a person dedicated to creating a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world through education. This past week’s killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Pick Up Others’ Trash

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

by Marsha Rakestraw The last couple of years, I’ve made a point of picking up at least one piece of trash a day from a street or parking lot. Since trash abounds, I readily exceed… More

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How to Help Animals in Hot Cars

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Every summer we read about multiple tragedies of animals (usually dogs) dying because they were left in hot cars. Just last week a police dog in Georgia and another in Texas died… More

¿Qué Hace El Menor Daño?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Excelente para dirigirse a un grupo numeroso de estudiantes, esta actividad propone a los estudiantes que comparen pares o productos similares para considerar cuál de los dos ayuda más y hace el menor daño. Recomendado… More