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Análisis de Anúncios

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 15, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Communication, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes tienen que explorar como se afectan los anuncios a sus vidas y analizar lo que tratan vender o lo que tratan esconder. Recomendado para grados 5 y mayor Duración: 45-60 minutos Averigüe más sobre… More

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Finding Happiness Without Costing the Earth: The Happy Planet Index

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Why do so many of us seem almost frozen in inaction regarding our ecological choices? Why do we measure success almost exclusively via economic criteria? Why aren’t we announcing daily carbon emissions in different countries… More

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Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 12, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

In his TED talk, Nic Marks asks us to reflect on our current systems of measurement in society — the GDP, exchange rates, etc.– and to examine whether they best reflect what we want out… More

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Where Children Sleep

by James Mollison

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 7, 2014 | Filed under Books, Consumerism, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Photographer James Mollison traveled to several countries around the world, such as the U.S., Nepal, Israel, and Senegal, and took photos of children’s bedrooms and sleeping places. Reminiscent of Peter Menzel’s “Material World” this book… More

Shaping Youth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Websites

The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging Drek,” “Misogyny & Racism” and “Vapid Values,” Shaping Youth’s founder, Amy Jussel, keeps on top… More

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14 Picture Books for Exploring Eco-Friendly Actions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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Clothes, Class and Consequences: Humane Education in Language Arts

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We start receiving messages about consumerism, class and appearance early on, but rarely do we offer young people an opportunity to examine how some of those cultural messages influence our self-image and choices. Look at… More

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The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 19, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources

Steve the electrician dives for buried treasure right smack here in our backstreet alley.” The neighborhood kids help Steve with his dumpster diving and transform junk into wonderful, often useful treasures. A useful conversation starter… More

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Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

by Steven Kroll

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 18, 2014 | Filed under Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources

When the neighborhood has a tag sale, Pinch the pack rat doesn’t want to give up any of his stuff. But when he sees how much money he can make from selling his stuff (and… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: SHINEing a Humane Education Light in India

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For the past four years, through her SHINE (Salem Humane Institute for Nature and Ethics) program in Salem, Tamil Nadu, in southern India, Shanthalakshmi Duarisamy has been offering humane education programs and workshops for students… More