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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

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I Am a Humane Educator: Mickey Kudia

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 4, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Mickey Kudia holds an M.Ed. in Humane Education from IHE and Valparaiso University and a B.S. in Environmental Communication and Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a humane educator and the Chicago program… More

Humaneness 101

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 6, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Resources, Websites

Humaneness 101 “is dedicated to fostering a greater sense of empathy and compassion among youth; develop their ability to scrutinize information and think critically; raise their awareness of social issues; use a myriad of tools… More

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Humane Education in Action: CKrystal Stokes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Education in Action

IHE M.A. student CKrystal Stokes, who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, is “a self-proclaimed birth junkie and avid reader.” CKrystal says, “I enjoy poetry, writing, listening to jazz music, and having a good conversation over a… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: CKrystal Stokes

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

IHE M.A. student CKrystal Stokes, who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, is “a self-proclaimed birth junkie and avid reader.” CKrystal says, “I enjoy poetry, writing, listening to jazz music, and having a good conversation over a… More

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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“We must appreciate that these are not private matters; these are not cultural matters; these are crimes against human beings.” ~ Melanne Verveer, executive director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University The… More

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It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School

by Debra Chasnoff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas about people who are gay? Why is there a belief that talking about people who… More

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Bully

by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Parenting, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“They push me so far that I want to become the bully.” ~ Alex “Bully” (99 min) profiles several young people who have been bullied in various ways, from Alex, 12, who is bullied mainly… More