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Why We Need Humane Education: 35.8 Million Slaves

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No 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

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Why We Need Humane Education: Digging Deeper Than Food Drives and “Poor People”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Winter holidays are one of the times our hands and hearts turn to helping those who are “less fortunate.” Homelessness and poverty for students is at an all-time high. In homes and schools, there are… More

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Deciding When Enough is Enough

Written by Shawn Sweeney | 1 Comment | Published on November 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In September I had the great honor of helping plan the student observance for the annual International Day of Peace at the United Nations. I am a co-chair of the NGO Committee for the International… More

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Humane Education Through Music

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

Music is a powerful tool for social change and a valuable vehicle for exploration in schools. An article in the Association for Psychological Science noted that ” … listening to music stands out as an… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Not Business as Usual”

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | 1 Comment | Published on November 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the winter holidays near, and our thirst for consumption reaches its annual high, it’s a great time for humane educators and changemakers to spark discussions and critical thinking about the impact of our consumer… More

Map Your World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Inspired by the documentary “The Revolutionary Optimists” Map Your World offers a curriculum and resources to help teachers empower their students to explore local and global issues that matter, to write surveys, collect data, and… More

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Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers

by Eric Gutstein & Bob Peterson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 3, 2014 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

As the editors of “Rethinking Mathematics” note, “Math is often taught in ways divorced from the real world.” In this book, Gutstein and Peterson offer insights and examples for teaching math in ways that helps… More

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Ethical Consumerism: A Global Issues Guide

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

We make choices every day that have an impact on people, animals, and the earth. When we’re trying to make choices that do the most good and least harm, it can be challenging to know… More

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Food Waste: IHE’s New Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

According to reports, worldwide we humans waste between 30-50% of our food sometime during the production and consumption cycles. That’s a lot of waste, and an invaluable resources that isn’t finding its way to those… More