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Making Caring Common

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 31, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Websites

Making Caring Common (MCC) is a project via the Harvard Graduate School of Education that “aims to strengthen the abilities of parents, schools, and community members to develop caring, ethical children.” The MCC website offers… More

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5 Quick Tips for Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

This guest post is by Samantha Gentrup, who teaches middle school English/Language Arts in South Carolina and is a member of IHE’s Teacher Advisory Council. Sam frequently infuses humane education into her classroom and this… More

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New “Animal Tracker” Report Shows Public Support for Humane Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 4, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For the seventh year, the Humane Resource Council (HRC) has released its “Animal Tracker” survey of U.S. adults, which serves to capture attitudes and behaviors toward animals. While it seems that fewer people report engaging… More

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On Meadowview Street

by Henry Cole

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

Caroline and her family move to a suburb full of lawns and cookie-cutter houses on Meadowview Street. When she discovers a single flower in their lawn, Caroline decides to create a little “wildflower preserve” and… More

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The Wartville Wizard

by Don Madden

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

Each day an old man who loves nature and neatness spends his time picking up the litter his fellow community members carelessly toss on the ground. One morning, ready to give up, he is endowed… More

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