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Retraction Watch

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 19, 2015 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Resources, Science, Websites

Retraction Watch publishes stories and information related to retractions in the scientific literature. This site is useful for exploring the importance of accurate information, credibility, critical thinking, and evaluation and analysis of scientific papers. More

FlackCheck.org

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 19, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

FlackCheck.org “is the political literacy companion site to the award-winning FactCheck.org. The site provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception… More

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Thinking Critically About Our Beliefs

Written by Zoe Weil | 4 Comments | Published on August 17, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Most of us know how important it is to think critically, and most of us probably think we’re decent critical thinkers. Humane educators in particular pride ourselves on good critical thinking. After… More

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Uncovering “Truths”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 10, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The media is full of “truths” about people and issues. Many of these “truths” are incomplete, inaccurate, biased, misleading, and otherwise lacking context and the bigger picture. As humane educators and changemakers,… More

Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 28, 2015 | Filed under Communication, Education, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Created and maintained by educator Frank W. Baker, the Media Literacy Clearinghouse offers lesson plans, resources, and more to help educators teach K-12 students media literacy skills and help them think critically about media issues. More

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Questions for Changemakers to Ask Ourselves When We Watch Films

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 13, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw When I worked as a school librarian helping students gain research skills, I was surprised at how many students were startled to discover that just because something is in a book (or… More

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It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School

by Debra Chasnoff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas about people who are gay? Why is there a belief that talking about people who… More

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9 Online Resources for “Alternate” News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on March 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

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Resources to Help Students Think Critically

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 22, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Critical thinking isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a vital skill that’s in demand by employers and central to a meaningful education. Students need to be able to find and assess accurate, credible information; to dive… More

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Our 12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities for 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 29, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the perks we provide in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for free download, and we add new ones… More