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Naturaleza Asombrosa

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 29, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Math, Middle School, Resources, Science, Spanish

Esta actividad usa ejemplos verdaderos y hechos fascinantes para inspirar la curiosidad del mundo natural. Recomendado para grados 1-6. Duración: 30-60 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core para esta actividad aquí (en inglés). More

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Why Lasting Peace Begins with the Children

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Like most people, I have followed the recent news, heartsick by the deaths of so many — so many children and civilians in Gaza, as well as soldiers in Israel. I have imagined the horror… More

Human Genocide Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 27, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on issues of human genocide to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges is important, but it’s the integration of connection, creativity, critical thinking, and creating solutions that… More

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