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An Ocean of Plastic (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on April 7, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Plastic has become ubiquitous not only in our lives, but in our oceans. Elementary school teacher (and IHE graduate certificate alum) Betsy Farrell-Messenger has created a lesson plan to help younger students think critically about… More

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Whom Do You Pet and Whom Do You Eat? (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “The line between pet and pest differs depending on where you are on the globe. Dogs are considered pets in Western countries, unclean vermin in some Middle Eastern and Asian countries and… More

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Who Am I? Exploring Commonalities in Humans, Cows, Pigs, and Chickens (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 29, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw   As we spend more time studying nonhuman animals, we humans are learning just how intelligent, complex, and sentient they are. Recent studies have highlighted the significant intellectual and emotional capacities of… More

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Dead Zones and Diet-Related Diseases: A Solutionary Unit

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 20, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico? How can these two seemingly disparate problems possibly be connected? We… More

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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