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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

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Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

by Jen Cullerton Johnson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Wangari Maathai was raised to respect the trees in her community. When she’s given the chance to go to school, she uses her education to help her community and to restore the environmental destruction that… More

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A Different Set of Resolutions

Written by CKrystal Stokes | 2 Comments | Published on January 14, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

What a year 2014 was! I tried a new hairstyle, moved to two different cities, traveled to beautiful Surry, Maine, for the first time for IHE’s Student Residency, and spent the rest of the summer… More

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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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My Chemical Mountain

by Corina Vacco

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science

“I am hungry for revenge.” Jason lives on the edge of Chemical Mountain (a landfill), on the banks of Two Mile Creek – a creek so contaminated with chemicals from the giant Marino Chem company… More

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The Last Loon

by Rebecca Upjohn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science

Evan is sent to live with his Aunt Mag for a few weeks over the holidays while his parents are away. Aunt Mag lives in the wilderness – “off the grid” – and Evan sees… More

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Our 12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities for 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 29, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the perks we provide in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for free download, and we add new ones… More

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Fostering Kindness, Graduating Solutionaries: An Interview with Zoe Weil

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How can we foster kinder, more humane behavior? What does it mean to be kind if your choices cause others to suffer? Where should students’ brain space go? IHE president Zoe Weil addresses these issues… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Pierce Delahunt

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Pierce Delahunt, New Yorker and IHE M.Ed. student, developed a passion for revolutionary education that grew from his own education experiences. Now the director of community outreach for IHE’s Solutionary School NYC and staff for… More