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Featured Resource: “The Milk of Birds”

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

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “The Milk of Birds” by Sylvia Whitman (363 pgs), K.C. is a young American girl struggling to find her place and to deal with her learning disability. Nawra… More

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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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Humane Education Activity: I Think Therefore I Act

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In 1989 the groundbreaking article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh brought significant attention to issues of privilege, especially privilege related to race and gender. Since then the Privilege… More

MTV EXIT: End Exploitation and Trafficking

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

MTV has partnered with organizations to bring awareness to and help stop human trafficking and exploitation. The website includes information and resources for learning about and taking action on human trafficking. 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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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