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Humane Education Activity: The Heartbeat of Social Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

People often find it easy to judge oppressions that society has addressed in the past, yet miss the similarities between past and present forms of oppression. This activity for students in grades nine and older,… 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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Not Business As Usual

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Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Not Business As Usual” (61 min.) touches on capitalism and businesses that are solely profit driven, but mainly focuses on conscious capitalism and stories of social entrepreneurs who have found creative ways to develop thriving,… More

Food Waste Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on food waste issues to help you learn and/or teach about this global issue. More

Animals in Captivity and Entertainment Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Global Issues Guides, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans & more related to issues of animals in captivity in places such as zoos and circuses, and used for entertainment, to help you teach and/or learn more about this… More

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¡Sí, Se Puede! Humane Education Activities in Spanish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the passion to create a better world for all spreads across the planet, more people are using comprehensive humane education as an effective tool for positive change. Spanish is one of the most spoken… More

¿A Quién Acaricias y A Quién Te Comes?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 17, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Conduzca a estudiantes en una actividad que explora por qué tratamos tipos diferentes de animales diferentemente, y cómo podemos aprender a verlos con ojos diferentes. Recomendado para grados 5 y mayor Duración: 60 minutos Averigüe… More

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Teacher’s Talk Seeds Solutionary Club

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Teacher Jenny Novoselsky has been so inspired by what she’s learned about humane education, including during IHE’s recent Summer Institute, that she decided to give a talk at her school. During Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s… More

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Animals in Captivity and Entertainment: IHE’s New Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on September 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Nonhuman animals have been captured and used for entertainment for thousands of years. And while venues such as zoos and animal circuses still draw crowds, more people are questioning the ethics of holding animals in… More