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Book cover: Razia's Ray of HopeBook cover: Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia’s Ray of Hope

by Elizabeth Suneby

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Razia learns that her village is building a new school for girls, she longs to attend. Everyone in the family but her grandfather seems to think there are reasons she shouldn’t go. When Razia… More

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Nasreen’s Secret School

by Jeanette Winter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

After Nasreen’s parents disappear (likely taken by the Taliban), Nasreen refuses to talk or smile. Her grandmother wants Nasreen to “learn about the world, as I had” and risks that taking her to a “secret… More

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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Infused with relevant photos and quotes, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about when “the civil rights movement came knocking at the door” and transformed the life of a six-year-old girl. Ruby’s journey as one… More

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Josias, Hold the Book

by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Every day, as Josias works to tend his garden, he friend Chrislove passes by on his way to school and asks Josias when he will “hold the book” and join them at school. Josias always… More

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Armando and the Blue Tarp School

by Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Armando’s family relies on him to help make a living by trash picking with his father. When Señor David arrives with his blue tarp on which the neighborhood kids come to learn, Armando is desperate… More

YC Teen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Magazines, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Communication (YC) Teen “publishes true stories by teens” in New York City. Topics include social justice, health, identity, and more. Several of the stories are accompanied by lesson plans to help teachers bring these… More

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12 Children’s Picture Books About Access to Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Both the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child explicitly mention the right to an education. Achieving universal primary education is one of the Millennium… More

Humaneness 101

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 6, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Resources, Websites

Humaneness 101 “is dedicated to fostering a greater sense of empathy and compassion among youth; develop their ability to scrutinize information and think critically; raise their awareness of social issues; use a myriad of tools… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Emotional Intelligence Requires an Ethical Center

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As more schools recognize the importance of helping students master their emotional skills, as well as their academic skills, social emotional learning is becoming a mainstream part of the curriculum. Studies show… 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