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Food Waste Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on food waste issues to help you learn and/or teach about this global issue. More

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Humane Education Through Math

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

“I thought math was just a subject they implanted on us just because they felt like it, but now I realize that you could use math to defend your rights and realize the injustices around… More

Entre Bastidores

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 5, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los participantes conseguirán explorar la vida oculta de los objetos que utilizan diariamente. Para lograrlo, van a investigar sobre cómo esos productos se crean. Sobre  quién o qué ha sido necesario o ha podido sufrir… More

Emite Tu Voto

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 30, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes aprenderán sobre los “ingredientes ocultos” que se encuentran en los productos que utilizamos diariamente y a mantener su compromiso “comprando” otro tipo de productos. Recomendado para grados 6 y en adelante Duración: 30-45… More

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