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Behind the Label: Explore the Meanings and Motivations of Product Labels

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw When we’re able, many of us want to make more compassionate, sustainable choices. Labels on products are one tool we use to help us choose items we hope do more good… More

The Choices Program

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 22, 2016 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

A program of Brown University, The Choices Program creates “curricula on current and historical international issues and offer professional development for educators.” While much of what they offer includes a fee, their Teaching With the… More

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Use “Unfairy Tales” to Share the Stories of Syrian Child Refugees

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Syria’s children are suffering. More than eight million children have been affected by the conflict in Syria and nearly three million have been displaced from their homes. They don’t have access to… More

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Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on May 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words frequently. You may even have said them yourself. We… More

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Become a Global Citizen (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 5, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

“… the world’s future depends on global citizens.” Globally, news stories and conversations abound about keeping certain kinds of people (refugees, immigrants, people with beliefs we fear) out of “our” borders. We hear talk of… More

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Iqbal: A Novel

by Francesco D'Adamo

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Iqbal: A Novel” (120 pgs, gr. 4-7) is a fictionalized account of a real life hero, the courageous Pakistani boy Iqbal Masih, who fought for the freedom of child slave laborers. The story is told… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still buy a lot. Grist recently reported on a new study in the Journal of Industrial… More

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IHE’s Graduate Program Changed Our Lives – It Will Change Yours, Too

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have been blessed with at least a few positive life-changing experiences. Mine have included getting married at 18 (and still being married more than 30 years later to my… More

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Introducing Elementary Teachers to Humane Education

Written by Elizabeth Crawford | 3 Comments | Published on April 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. with Claire Roehl, M.Ed. Speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden declared: “For me, being a teacher isn’t just what I do — it’s who… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Food Waste

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw 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 resource that isn’t finding its… More