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¿Qué Hace El Menor Daño?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Excelente para dirigirse a un grupo numeroso de estudiantes, esta actividad propone a los estudiantes que comparen pares o productos similares para considerar cuál de los dos ayuda más y hace el menor daño. Recomendado… More

Connecting Kids (and Adults) With Nature

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Global Issues Guides, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find books, articles, videos, studies, lesson plans and other resources to help educators and parents (re)connect children and adults with the natural world. More

Apps for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Smartphone apps focused on making more ethical choices are proliferating. Find suggested apps to help you make choices that do more good and less harm for people, animals, and the earth. More

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WALL-E

by Andrew Stanton

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 13, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

The year is 2805. Earth has been abandoned by humankind, after its surface has been covered with trash. Humans left behind trash-collecting robots to clean the Earth, but by 2805 all of them have been… More

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Behind the Smokescreen: Using Critical Thinking to Explore Tobacco and Tobacco Ads

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

 by Marsha Rakestraw My first memory of smoking is when I was hanging out with my much older brother and his friends, who found a pack of cigarettes and decided to give the forbidden sticks… More

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Explore Ecological Footprints With “Leave Only Footprints” (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 19, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every choice we make has an impact on people, animals, and the earth. Our footprints, both physical and metaphorical, are everywhere. In the activity “Leave Only Footprints,”  participants (grades 6 and up) use paper footprints… More

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5 Things (Social) Science Tells Us to Do When Talking About Climate Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Call it climate change, global warming, climate catastrophe, or the impending apocalypse, we’ve seen that it’s rampaging across our planet and affecting every being on earth. A new poll from the Yale… More

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Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on May 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words frequently. You may even have said them yourself. We… More

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Community Outreach Crew Helps Nuture Student Changemakers

Written by Betsy Farrell-Messenger | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Betsy Farrell-Messenger The way schooling is designed today can be challenging for youth, with competing priorities such as testing, sports, homework, and extra-curricular activities — all of which create different stresses. Students are… More

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Become a Global Citizen (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 5, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

“… the world’s future depends on global citizens.” Globally, news stories and conversations abound about keeping certain kinds of people (refugees, immigrants, people with beliefs we fear) out of “our” borders. We hear talk of… More