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Humane Education Activity: Whale’s Stomach

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 8, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw A recent report notes that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in our world’s oceans. And in the last few months there have been multiple reports of whales dying… More

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A Solutionary Spin on Character Education

Written by Megan Pincus Kajitani | 2 Comments | Published on January 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Megan Pincus Kajitani When my kids’ Montessori teacher asked me last fall to teach a character education curriculum to their K-3 class, I enthusiastically accepted. As a humane educator, I see character building… More

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12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 28, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for… More

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Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150 price or the fact that the limited-edition dolls sold out within the first hour. The main focus is… More

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Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders, for blaming immigrants, Islam as a whole, and more. When we are angry and terrified… More

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Share Your Humane Education Lesson Plan

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE’s online Resource Center offers activities and lesson plans that integrate comprehensive humane education (human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, media, consumerism, culture and changemaking) into a variety of subjects and grade levels. (See our… More

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Resources to Teach and Learn About Refugees and Immigration

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 17, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlines the basic rights that everyone in the “human family” should have access to, from sufficient food, water, and health care, to the right to security,… More

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Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers or students to help them reflect on their journey and impact as humane educators (or changemakers) and to… More

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Humane Education Activity: Wonder Box

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on September 10, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Start nurturing reverence for nature and a sense of wonder from the first day of school. The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, etc.)…. More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More