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ARKive

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 4, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science, Websites

ARKive offers information and resources about endangered species, issues related to endangered species (such as climate change, ocean acidification, and habitat loss), and activities and other “fun” resources for young people. More

Teaching Children Philosophy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 28, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Tom Wartenberg has created a wiki of book modules for teaching philosophy concepts to elementary school students. Browse by book title or concept (e.g., ethics, logic, philosphy of mind). The site also includes suggested course… 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

Welcoming Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Welcoming Schools, which is a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers lessons, resources, and other tools for educators and parents on topics related to family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender, and… More

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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 7, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “The Red Pencil” (309 pgs), Amira Bright is a young girl living in South Darfur with her mother, Muma, her father, Dando, and her little sister, Leila. Amira knows little of the devastation perpetrated… More

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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