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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

by Paul Fleischman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Eyes Wide Open” (208 pgs, grades 7-12) is a quick succession of information highlights on topics ranging from dependency on oil to the role of lobbyists in our daily lives. The book is full of… More

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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year. Especially for new teachers, there… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Download an App for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw With the proliferation of products, information, and global challenges, we need more tools to help us in our quests to become conscientious citizens and engaged changemakers. Fortunately, websites and smartphone apps focused… More

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8th Grade Superzero

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 26, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Due to an unfortunate incident at the beginning of school, Reggie is determined to keep a low profile. But when his church youth group gets involved in helping people who are homeless at a local… More

Kind News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 24, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Humane Education, Humane Living, Language Arts, Magazines, Media & Culture, Middle School, Parenting, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Kind News “reveals the beauty and wonder of the animals who share our world while also exploring the challenges they face. Through profiles of amazing kids, features about rescued animals, pet care tips, and how-tos… More

Resilience

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 23, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The goal of Resilience, which is a project of the Post Carbon Institute, is “building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges.” The website is a collection of stories, resources, and news from… More

Transparency International

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Transparency International “gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals.” The website includes a variety of… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More

AAPI Data: Making Data Accessible on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This website offers a variety of statistics, reports, and other data connected to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. From demographics, to policy, to civic life, the information here provides a comprehensive analysis… More

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Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on March 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property behind us jolted me from my reverie. My horses ran in panicked circles as a… More