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I Am a Humane Educator: Ivy, Mandy, and Liat

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Last year Ivy and Liat, students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, connected with Mandy Schmidt, an IHE M.Ed. student, to develop a humane education summer camp for students in Hefei, China. Ivy (Chang)… More

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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

by Paul Fleischman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Eyes Wide Open” (208 pgs, grades 7-12) is a quick succession of information highlights on topics ranging from dependency on oil to the role of lobbyists in our daily lives. The book is full of… More

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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year. Especially for new teachers, there… More

Resilience

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 23, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The goal of Resilience, which is a project of the Post Carbon Institute, is “building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges.” The website is a collection of stories, resources, and news from… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More

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Thinking Critically About Our Beliefs

Written by Zoe Weil | 4 Comments | Published on August 17, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Most of us know how important it is to think critically, and most of us probably think we’re decent critical thinkers. Humane educators in particular pride ourselves on good critical thinking. After… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 13, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we think of the sex trade, we mostly think about women in “foreign”… More

Transparency International

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Transparency International “gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals.” The website includes a variety of… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More

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Northwoods Elementary Students Become Solutionaries for a Better World

Written by Elizabeth Crawford | No Comments | Published on June 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. “Do you think our garden will help bees pollinate fruits and vegetables?” a second grader from Northwoods Elementary (Jacksonville, NC) asked excitedly. On Friday, May 15, Northwoods broke ground on… More