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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 | 2 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

¿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