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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Earth Focus

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

Whatever subject you teach, grappling with issues that affect our environment (and thus us and nonhuman animals) is a vital part of helping your students become leaders and changemakers for a better world. Here’s a… More

Who Made My Clothes?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 19, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students will investigate the “birth place” of their clothes, learn about how those clothes are connected to the oppression and exploitation of children and women, and consider positive solutions. Recommended for grades 6-12. Time: 2-3… More

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5 Quick Tips for Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

This guest post is by Samantha Gentrup, who teaches middle school English/Language Arts in South Carolina and is a member of IHE’s Teacher Advisory Council. Sam frequently infuses humane education into her classroom and this… More

El Factor Guay

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 13, 2014 | Filed under Arts, Consumerism, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Ayuda a los participantes a pensar en el concepto “guay” desde un nuevo punto de vista y a definirse  uno mismo explorando qué es guay, quién decide lo que es guay y las diferentes maneras… More

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When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

by Wendy Henrichs

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Early Childhood, Elementary, Language Arts, Resources, Science

At the age of five, Anju the elephant is stolen from her home in Sumatra, Indonesia. She is sold to an American circus, where she is chained and forced to travel endlessly to perform. Some… More

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Cultivate “Grocery Wisdom” in Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We make food choices every day. And those choices can have a significant impact on ourselves, other people, nonhuman animals, and the earth. Because food is such an integral part of our lives and tied… More

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12 Children’s Picture Books About Sharing

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the first lessons we’re taught as young children is about the importance of sharing. Yet examine our actions as adults—the ways we treat each other, nonhuman animals, and the earth—and it may seem… More

¿Vas a Tolerar La Esclavitud Con Eso?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 6, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

La esclavitud moderna es ominipresente. Los estudiantes se aproximarán a la esclavitud moderna a traves de historias personales y considerarán que acciones pueden llevar a cabo para contribuir con su desaparición. Recomendado para grados 5-9… More

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New “Animal Tracker” Report Shows Public Support for Humane Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 4, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For the seventh year, the Humane Resource Council (HRC) has released its “Animal Tracker” survey of U.S. adults, which serves to capture attitudes and behaviors toward animals. While it seems that fewer people report engaging… More

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New Global Issues Guide: Teaching and Learning about Human Genocide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 31, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Never again!” was something often-repeated after the holocaust of World War 2. “Never again!” was a promise to past and future generations that the world would refuse to allow such horrific atrocities to resurface. Yet… More