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Billete de Lotería

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 15, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Usa esta rompehielos corto para demonstrar a participantes que todos pueden make una diferencia positive/todos cuenta. Recomendado para Todas (adaptarla a las diferentes edades, como se necesite) Duración: 5-10 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common… More

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Find Inspiration and Support with Stories of Solutionaries and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When the news and media are saturated with stories of violence, cruelty, greed, destruction, and suffering — or fixated on celebrities, gossip, and superficial issues — generating enthusiasm and effort toward working to create a… More

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

by Grace Lee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… More

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Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint

by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 12, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Sandy loves visiting her Grandpa’s house each summer and playing on the beach. One day she discovers a whole mess of trash left on the beach. As she picks it up, she encounters the “Garbage… More

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16 Children’s Picture Books About People Helping Animals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For May, in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week (May 4–10), we’re posting about animal protection issues and resources.) Modeling a message of compassion for… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Stop with the “Boys” and “Girls” Toys in My Happy Meal

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 5, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When she was 11, Antonia Ayres-Brown decided to do something about the fact that when her family went to the McDonald’s drive-thru they were always asked if they wanted the “boy’s” or “girl’s” toy with… More

Pro-Hero and Anti-Bullying Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Education, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on pro-hero & anti-bullying issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 24, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Resources, Social Studies/History

Tells the story of the “Michael Vick” dogs who were rescued from a dog fighting ring, especially focusing on the story of Audie, a pit bull puppy who was rehabilitated and found a new home. More

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Jackrabbit

by Jonathan London

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 24, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources, Science

When baby Jackrabbit is accidentally left behind when her family flees their home destroyed by developers, a human family cares for “Jackie” until she’s old enough to return to the wild and start her own… More

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The Pet Shop Revolution

by Ana Juan

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 24, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Resources

Mean Mr. Walnut has the biggest pet shop in the city, selling unhappy animals to wealthy people. No one has enough courage to confront him until Mina’s pet rabbit goes missing. With the help of… More