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Clothes, Class and Consequences: Humane Education in Language Arts

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

We start receiving messages about consumerism, class and appearance early on, but rarely do we offer young people an opportunity to examine how some of those cultural messages influence our self-image and choices. Look at… More

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Submit Your Artistic or Literary Work About Social Justice in Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 2, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art and literature are powerful tools for social change. If you’re a classroom humane educator who is passionate about using words and images to explore social justice education, check out this call for submissions for… More

Social Justice and Language Arts

by Christopher Greenslate

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 12, 2012 | Filed under Articles & Interviews, Education, Humane Education, Language Arts, Publications, Resources

Educators who want to teach high school students about the important issues of our time, such as human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation, have an excellent opportunity with language arts. Humane educator and high… More

An Indoor-Outdoor Literary Studies Curriculum for Compassionate and Sustainable Choices in Grades 9-12

by Molly Volanth Hall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 6, 2012 | Filed under Humane Education, Language Arts, Publications, Resources, Student Publications

Each Institute for Humane Education M.Ed./M.A. student must complete a master’s thesis. The thesis represents not only the culmination of the student’s studies, but also a creative contribution to the field of humane education. The… More

Many of a Kind: Humans and Other Animals in the Early 21st Century

by Christina Bevens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 6, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, Humane Education, Language Arts, Publications, Resources, Student Publications

Each Institute for Humane Education M.Ed./M.A. student must complete a master’s thesis. The thesis represents not only the culmination of the student’s studies, but also a creative contribution to the field of humane education. The… More

Enhance Your Teaching (or Parenting) With Our New Children’s Literature Resource Section

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 9, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

Bring a new element to your teaching (or parenting): check out our new Children’s Literature section in our website’s Resource Center, highlighting more than 100 suggested titles that you can use in your humane education… More

The Rest of the Story: Resources for Reexamining Columbus

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 13, 2008 | Filed under Humane Connection

Today, October 13, is Columbus Day in the U.S., and this year, as in generations before, elementary schools all across the country will teach another group of children that, “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean… More