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The Great Bear

by Libby Gleeson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

In medieval times, a captured bear is poorly treated and forced to travel and perform as a circus bear for noisy crowds who poke her and throw stones. One day she refuses to perform, and… More

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The Stamp Collector

by Jennifer Lanthier

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“The Stamp Collector” is the story of a city boy and a country boy. The city boy collects stamps and imagines the stories that go with such faraway places. The country boy grows up with… More

Los Extraterrestres Han Aterrizado: Explorando La Opresión, Los Derechos, y Las Libertades

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 2, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes podrán explorar la opresión, los derechos y las libertades participando en un excenario en el que los extraterrestres han invadido la Tierra y los humanos deben defender su caso ante la Corte Universal,… More

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