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The Wonder Box

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 23, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science

The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, twigs, deceased insects, etc.). Students can interact with the objects, inspecting them, using their five senses, drawing/sketching,… More

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Reframing News Headlines

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 21, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In our busy culture, we often may not read beyond the news and media headlines, so how those headlines are framed, and the language they use (not to mention the topic of the story), can… More

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Find Inspiration and Support with Stories of Solutionaries and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When the news and media are saturated with stories of violence, cruelty, greed, destruction, and suffering — or fixated on celebrities, gossip, and superficial issues — generating enthusiasm and effort toward working to create a… More

United Federation of Teachers Humane Education Committee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 8, 2014 | Filed under Education, Humane Education, Resources, Science, Websites

The United Federation of Teachers’ Humane Education Committee (UFT/HEC) offers professional development opportunities and teaching resources for preK-12 educators who are passionate about inspiring students to be committed citizens and leaders. Their goal is “to… More

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7 Important Things to Know About Contacting Your Legislator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Thanks to the explosion in digital communications, for many of us it has become easier than ever to contact our legislators at all levels. But just because we’re contacting our legislators doesn’t mean we’re successfully… More

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Activities for Exploring Freedom and Oppression

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“No one is free when others are oppressed.” ~ Author Unknown What is freedom?  Who should have freedom? What boundaries should there be regarding freedom? What responsibilities do we have regarding our own and others’… More

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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

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Race & Racism: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We don’t like to admit it, but we live in a racist society. We don’t like to talk about race and racism, sometimes because we’re afraid we’ll say the wrong thing, but meanwhile our society… More

Race, Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to issues of race, racism, discrimination, and prejudice to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues. More

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Humane Education Through Art

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art is a powerful way to educate. Artists have been using their work for centuries to move, inspire, transform. Whether through photography, plastic waste, or performance, recently more artists have focused their vision on educating… More