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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan

by Jeanette Winter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This two-in-one book uses simple phrases and colorful illustrations to tell the stories of two brave child activists from Pakistan, both fighting for education and freedom for all children. Malala is outspoken about the importance… More

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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

by Alice McGinty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“… it is not enough to be good. We must also be brave and at the same time have wisdom.” Simple text and beautiful illustrations share the story of Gandhi’s famous 24-day March to the… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Never Fall Down”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Never Fall Down” by Patricia McCormick (2012) (229 pgs) is a young adult novel based on the life of Arn Chorn-Pond, a Cambodian who was taken from his family in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge,… More

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Getting the Child Slave Labor Out of Your Shopping Cart

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on January 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

We hear about forced and child labor, reading about specific instances in the news, and we may wonder whether the sugar, cookies, or bananas we bought last week, or the cellphone we’re using, or the… 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

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This organization tracks human rights and labor issues globally and runs campaigns to promote worker rights. The website includes news and reports about labor rights violations and victories around the world. More

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The Milk of Birds

by Sylvia Whitman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “The Milk of Birds” (363 pgs), K.C. is a young American girl struggling to find her place and to deal with her learning disability. Nawra is a pregnant 14-year-old rape victim who lives in… 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