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

Written by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton | No Comments | 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 | 2 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

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5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think about the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in… More

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Engage Others in “Coming Back to Life”

Written by Lauren Allison | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison At times, our work as humane educators can seem challenging. Dealing with the issues of the world can bring about intense emotions and even feelings of hopelessness. “Coming Back to Life: The… More

¿Por Qué Estamos Aquí?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 6, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Cuál es nuestro propósito en la Tierra? ¿Qué podemos hacer respecto a los problemas del mundo? En esta actividad se discuten dos cortometrajes para ayudar a los estudiantes a explorar estos temas tan importantes. Recomendado… More