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Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge

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

One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges is important, but it’s the integration of connection, creativity, critical thinking, and creating solutions that… More

The Wonder Box

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 23, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science

The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, twigs, deceased insects, etc.). Students can interact with the objects, inspecting them, using their five senses, drawing/sketching,… More

Circulo de Compasión

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 23, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad puede servir como un excelente  trampolín para explorar la compasión e para introducir asuntos sobre cambio social a los estudiantes. Recomendado para grados 4 y mayor Duración: 60-90 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas… More

Heartbeat of Social Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 22, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

People often find it easy to judge oppressions that society has addressed in the past, yet miss the similarities between past and present forms of oppression. This activity compares historical social change issues to present… More

Todo Es Bello

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 22, 2014 | Filed under Arts, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science, Spanish

Estudiantes usan cuatro de sus  sentidos para explorar la belleza de la naturaleza. Recomendado para grados K-2 Duración: 15-30 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core para esta actividad aquí (en inglés). More

Tarjetas Con Opciones

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 16, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes consideran acciones relacionados y decidir cuales causan más ayuda y menos daño. Recomendado para grados 5 y mayor Duración: 10-45 minutos, dependiendo del número de tarjetas y del enfoque del análisis Averigüe más sobre… 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

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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Activities for Exploring Freedom and Oppression

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

“No one is free when others are oppressed.” ~ Author Unknown What is freedom?  Who should have freedom? What boundaries should there be regarding freedom? What responsibilities do we have regarding our own and others’… More

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What Does Pouring Water on Cracks Have to Do With Changemaking? A Lot

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 5, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Lauren Allison is an M.Ed. graduate of IHE’s Instructional Leadership program, and a classroom teacher. She regularly integrates humane education into her teaching and offers students opportunities to explore their roles as changemakers and solutionaries… More