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Kids Show How We All Should React to “Controversial” Cereal Commercial … and to Racism

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

The hatred and criticism arising from the airing of Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” commercial during the Super Bowl and Olympic Games opening ceremony exemplifies just how much fear, xenophobia and racism still thrive in the… More

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Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust

by Eve Bunting

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 10, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Resources, Social Studies/History

The small creatures live happily in their forest home, until one day when “the Terrible Things came” and took away all those beings with feathers. The Terrible Things return again and again, each time taking… More

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6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow… More

Racism Alphabet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 15, 2013 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Communication, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students explore examples of racism, consider perspectives about racism by writing a story, and discuss ways to eradicate racism in our society. Recommended for grades 8-12. Time: a few class periods More

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Humane Education Activities: Who’s Missing From Mainstream Media?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 4, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

A couple years ago at our graduate student residency, one of the students led an activity looking for the prevalence of men, women, and people of color as authors of articles in different sections of… More

In Your Face: Reclaiming Billboards

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 30, 2013 | Filed under Arts, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Billboards are omnipresent in most communities and on many roadways. These in-our-face ads can have a powerful influence on us. Students explore issues surrounding billboards and the values billboard ads promote and  design new billboards… More

American Indians in Children’s Literature

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 29, 2013 | Filed under Human Rights, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

A blog established by university professor Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) “provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.”… More

Where Are the People Like Me?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 29, 2013 | Filed under Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students assess examples of  media (catalogs, magazines, books, etc.) to consider who is (and isn’t represented) and to explore the impact of lack of diversity in media and their own rich experiences with diversity. Recommended… More

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Humane Education Activity: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

How do our own stereotypes and judgments limit our openness and receptivity to others? Especially at the beginning of the school year, as students meet new fellow-students, teachers, and others in the school community, it’s… More

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Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on April 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us who would claim to be completely unprejudiced have biases that we may not even be… More