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Activities on Environmental Protection, Reawakening Wonder

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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The Power of Language: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re posting about the power of language. Let us know what you think by commenting.) In… More

Primary Source

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 16, 2014 | Filed under Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Primary Source “promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world.” The website offers suggested resources and curricular ideas on a variety of topics related to global education. More

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The Art of Circumlocution and Verbal Evasion: Exploring Euphemisms

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 13, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re posting about the power of language. Let us know what you think by commenting.)  … More

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Speaking From the Heart: A Council of All Beings

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) What does a mountain wish for?… More

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6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow… More

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Our Top 13 Most Popular Humane Education Activities for 2013

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

Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the perks we provide in our Resource Center. We offer more than 100 humane education activities for free download, and we add new ones often. And… More

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Saving the Forest and the Trees: 2 Activities Exploring Deforestation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Forests are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe, to the inspiration for bad poetry, to a source for the very materials that make our lives possible…. More

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Embracing Our Heartbreak to Find Our Solutionary Paths

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 16, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Part of the purpose and joy of humane education is in helping others find their path as solutionaries. Often we ask people passionate about creating a better world to reflect on questions like these to… More

Brainstorming a Social Business to Combat Poverty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 15, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Using Muhammad Yunus and his work as a model, students will explore the concept of social businesses and how such a model might be used to help alleviate poverty. Recommended for grades 9-12. Time: a… More