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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Guantanamo Boy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Guantanamo Boy” by Anna Perera (2011, grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More

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Guantanamo Boy

by Anna Perera

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 14, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Guantanamo Boy” (grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a funeral, Khalid’s world is turned upside down. Not only does… More

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6 Publishers That Might Be Looking for Your Humane Education Book

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Writing is a powerful medium for social change. Words can be incredibly influential. A number of humane educators turn to writing to educate and inspire others. But finding a publisher that shares… More

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The True Price of Nail Polish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Like many girls, when I was younger I used nail polish (even though I preferred sports and tank tops to dolls and dresses). I wanted boys to think I was pretty, and… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Felice Clyne-Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Felice Clyne-Davis, a fifth grade gifted and talented teacher in New York City, has been a public school teacher for 24 years. Felice regularly infuses humane education into her teaching. She says: “I am proud… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Boys Without Names”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 28, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Boys Without Names” by Kashmira Sheth (2010, grades 5-9, 305 pgs), Gopal’s family has hit hard times in their village in rural India. Good weather brought good crops,… More

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5 Sources for Social Justice Songs

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 21, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Music has always played a powerful role in social change. Songs about humane issues offer historical context; literary, ethical and cultural insights; and inspiration for positive action. And music is a potentially… More

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Boys Without Names

by Kashmira Sheth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 19, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Boys Without Names” (305 pgs), Gopal’s family has hit hard times in their village in rural India. Good weather brought good crops, but that drove prices down, leaving his family unable to pay their… More

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12 Children’s Picture Books About Access to Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Both the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child explicitly mention the right to an education. Achieving universal primary education is one of the Millennium… More