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What’s New Wednesday for 9-28-16: Humane Ed-Related News to Know

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

Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions. Here’s some news to know for this week:   According to a NY… More

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What’s the Price of Our Obsession With Beauty Products? (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 22, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Our obsession with looks and beauty — especially among women — is at an all-time high. We search endlessly for the products that will transform our bodies into a more acceptable and desirable form,… More

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Resources for Reflecting on Anger and Activism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 15, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a popular axiom: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!” Anger tends to be a frequent companion of activists and changemakers. When we learn about suffering, injustice, and destruction, we… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Molly Volanth Hall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  IHE M.Ed. graduate Molly Volanth Hall grew up in an urban neighborhood in the Boston area. Graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a degree in English and a minor in history, where she… More

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Resources for Making and Finding More Meaningful, Ethical Work

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

by Marsha Rakestraw One of my favorite questions to ask people is what they’d do with their time if money were not an issue. There are a range of responses focused on fun, relaxation, and… More

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The Good Braider

by Terry Farish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Told in free verse poetry, The Good Braider (213 pgs, grades 7-10), follows Viola on her journey from war-torn Sudan to her final destination in Portland, Maine. Leaving behind her grandmother, Viola and her mother… More

¿Qué Caracteriza a Una Persona Humana?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Cuáles son las cualidades más deseables e indeseables de los seres humanos? Utilicen ejemplos de historias y fotografías para ayudar a los estudiantes a identificar nuestras mejores (y peores) cualidades y cómo podemos fomentar más… More

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Ending the Violence With Meaningful Solutions

Written by Zoe Weil | 5 Comments | Published on July 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Zoe Weil I am a humane educator, a person dedicated to creating a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world through education. This past week’s killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas… More

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Shadow

by Michael Morpurgo

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 27, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Elementary, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

For most 14-year-old boys, summer is a time for fun with friends, but for Matt, summer is just another reminder that his best friend Aman is not there to spend time with him. A few… More

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Refuse to Stay Silent: Resources for Teaching About LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues

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

by Marsha Rakestraw The news is full of the aftermath of Orlando. People are holding memorials around the world. We’re scared. Angry. Frustrated. Disheartened. We’re grappling with how we talk about tragedies like Orlando with… More