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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

¿Qué Hace El Menor Daño?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Excelente para dirigirse a un grupo numeroso de estudiantes, esta actividad propone a los estudiantes que comparen pares o productos similares para considerar cuál de los dos ayuda más y hace el menor daño. Recomendado… More

Ethical Clothing

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Finding clothes that don’t cause harm to people, animals, or the earth is challenging. Use these resources to help you make clothing choices that do more good and less harm. More

Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice, Prisons, and Mass Incarceration Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to criminal justice issues to help you teach and/or learn more about these topics. More

Black Lives Matter Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested resources for issues surrounding the repeated violence against people of color (esp. black men and boys) in the U.S. and the seeking of meaningful solutions. More

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9 Books for Youth About Child Labor

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “The change starts within each one of us, and ends only when all children are free to be children.” ~ Craig Kielburger Have you recently purchased a soccer ball? Something embroidered?… More

¿Quién Hizo Mi Ropa?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 6, 2016 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes investigarán el “lugar de nacimiento” de su ropa, aprenderán sobre cómo esa ropa está conectada con la opresión y explotación de niños y mujeres, y considerarán soluciones positivas. Recomendado para grados 6-12 Duración:… More

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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