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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

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Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Sylvia Mendez and her family move to Westminster, California, and try to enroll in the neighborhood school, Sylvia’s parents are told “Your children have to go to the Mexican school.” The only reason given?… More

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14 Children’s Picture Books Exploring Race and Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Studies show that children can learn racially-biased behaviors as young as three and learn to categorize people by race (non-verbally) at as young as six months. Yet we’re often reluctant to talk about race or… More

Race, Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to issues of race, racism, discrimination, and prejudice to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues. More

Un Extraterrestre En El Universo Ètico

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 3, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Un/a extraterrestre tiene una misión a aprender cómo se tratan a la gente y animales y el diálogo se inspira a los estudiantes considerar las inconsecuencias de la sociedad con respecto al tratamiento de seres… More

Privilege Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources to help you learn and/or teach about issues related to privilege (including white privilege). More

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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