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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

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

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders, for blaming immigrants, Islam as a whole, and more. When we are angry and terrified… More

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Getting Arrested on Behalf of a Better World

Written by Lynne Westmoreland | No Comments | Published on September 17, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lynne Westmoreland As humane educators we are constantly learning, observing, bearing witness, and then passing on what we know to others. Our purpose is not simply to learn about the suffering in the world;… More

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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