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No Me Pisoteís: Explorando La Opresión

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 26, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes pensar crítico sobre la opresión: qué es y quién se efecta. También les invite considerer métodos de promoveer justicia e igualdad. Recomendado para grados 6 y mayor Duración: 60-90… More

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Activities for Exploring Freedom and Oppression

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“No one is free when others are oppressed.” ~ Author Unknown What is freedom?  Who should have freedom? What boundaries should there be regarding freedom? What responsibilities do we have regarding our own and others’… More

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How Free Are We? Exploring Our Complicity in Oppressing Ourselves & Others

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on July 3, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As we near July 4 here in the U.S., our thoughts often turn to freedom (when we’re not thinking about fireworks, BBQs, and summer fun). We’re grateful for the freedom we have. What we often… More

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Take a Risk and Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on March 18, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of epSos. de via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an… More

Human Rights for All?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 14, 2012 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This activity familiarizes students with the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and inspires them to think about the freedoms they enjoy that others cannot. Recommended for grades 9 and up. Time: 30-45 minutes   Common… More

Free at Last?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 12, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Human Rights, Humane Education, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Use visuals of everyday things around us to introduce and explore the concepts of freedom and oppression. Recommended for grades 5 through 8. Time: 15-30 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download… More

Reach and Teach: Media Literacy

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on November 8, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image copyright Institute for Humane Education. I was excited when Reach and Teach, a peace and social justice learning company, shared my new TEDx talk, Educating for Freedom, taking the ideas in the talk about… More

Don’t Tread on Me: Exploring Oppression

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 15, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

This activity helps students think critically about what oppression is and who gets oppressed, and invites them to consider ways they can promote justice and equality. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Time: 60-90 minutes… More

The Aliens Have Landed: Exploring Oppression, Rights & Freedoms

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 10, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students explore oppression, rights & freedoms by participating in a scenario in which aliens have invaded Earth and humans must plead their case not to be oppressed to a Universal Court. In the extended lesson… More