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Project Wild Thing

by David Bond

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker and parent, didn’t… More

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Epic

by Chris Wedge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

In “Epic” (102 min) (ages 7 and up) MK (Mary Katherine) goes to visit her father, who is obsessed with finding tiny people he believes inhabit the forest near his house. When MK is shrunk… More

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Happy Feet

by Judy Morris, Warren Coleman, George Miller

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

In “Happy Feet” (108 min) (ages 8 and up) Mumble is an Emperor penguin with a terrible voice, so while he can’t sing his “heart song,” the unique song to attract a mate, he can… More

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Fly Away Home

by Carroll Ballard

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

In “Fly Away Home” (107 min) (ages 8 and up), 13-year-old Amy Alden is involved in a car accident in New Zealand with her mom, who doesn’t survive. Amy is sent to Ontario to live… More

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Turning a Bump on a Flight into $35,000

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

I spent last week in meetings for the preK-12 Solutionary School that the Institute for Humane Education is planning to open in New York City in 2016. This project is so exciting, and I’m convinced… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lauren Allison

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Lauren Allison, who earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Humane Education, teaches middle school English at a school in Porter, Indiana. She discovered humane education while looking for options to complete… More

True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to a just and humane world. Recommended for grades 5 and up. Time: 5-20 minutes More

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Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Ecoliterate” is a well-written, inspiring, and motivating book designed to help teachers build “on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today’s most important ecological issues.” The authors focus on four main issues:… More

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Children Will Inherit the Earth, Here’s How We Can Make Sure They’re Prepared

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For today’s blog post, we wanted to share a recent post IHE president Zoe Weil wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an excerpt from “Children Will Inherit the Earth,… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently I saw a post on his Facebook page about a fun and meaningful activity he… More