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Overfishing and Industrial Fishing: IHE’s New Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Although about 71% of the Earth is covered by oceans, and we know that there is a whole world below the water’s edge, we can easily forget about our impact on those… More

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8 Resources to Help Students Gauge How the World is Doing

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In a globalized world, our choices matter even more. Everything, from our food and transportation, to the political choices we make, to the systems and businesses we support, affects people, animals, and ecosystems around the… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Tracey Katof

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 21, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Tracey Katof, IHE M.A. student, is passionate about becoming a leader who inspires change for a more peaceful global community. Tracey has made her impact through the fitness and performing arts communities in New York… More

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Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 20, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Communication, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Our Hen House produces a variety of multimedia resources — from an online magazine to podcasts to a TV show to ebooks — focused on informing and empowering people who are passionate about changing the… More

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Changemaking 101: Hosting a Film Screening

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Most of us know from personal experience that films can be transformative. The impact of a film like “Blackfish” shows just how powerful documentaries can be. And the growing realization of the influence that films… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Students Need to Be Solutionaries

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE guest blogger Amanda Schmit is an IHE M.Ed. student. She says, “Through IHE I am hopeful that I will get to share my passion for the Earth and all its creatures with future students,… More

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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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Our 12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities for 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 29, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the perks we provide in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for free download, and we add new ones… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: 35.8 Million Slaves

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on December 22, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In some of our online courses at the Institute for Humane Education, participants learn about modern slavery. What they discover often shocks and horrifies them. Many people in developed countries remain unaware of slavery as… More

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12 Children’s Picture Books about Human Rights Issues

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

Every human being has rights. From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, each of us – woman, child, and man – has certain rights that… More