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Behind the Smokescreen: Using Critical Thinking to Explore Tobacco and Tobacco Ads

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

 by Marsha Rakestraw My first memory of smoking is when I was hanging out with my much older brother and his friends, who found a pack of cigarettes and decided to give the forbidden sticks… More

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Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”

by Eli Pariser

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 29, 2016 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

In his TED talk (9:04 min), Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift that’s happening online that can hinder our pursuit of democracy and meaningful citizenship: invisible algorithmic editing of the web. Pariser notes that… More

Climate Feedback

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 27, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Science, Websites

Climate Feedback is a website dedicated to providing journalists and citizens with feedback about the scientific credibility of online climate coverage. In their Scientific Feedbacks section scientists comment on the scientific credibility and accuracy of… More

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Why We Need to “Degender” Children’s Toys (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 19, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “Toys are far more gendered today than at any point over the 20th century.” In her TEDx talk, “Beyond the Blue and Pink Toy Divide,” sociologist Dr. Elizabeth Sweet highlights the… More

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Civil Discourse Leads to Positive Change: Insults Do Not

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on March 7, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. by Zoe Weil In the past week I’ve seen a grotesque image of Donald Trump as a… More

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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The World Needs Solutionaries – Help Us Educate More of Them

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil The world needs solutionaries—people who have the knowledge and skills to create a more just, humane, and sustainable planet. As fellow humane educators and changemakers, you know that our future depends on… 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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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

by Paul Fleischman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Eyes Wide Open” (208 pgs, grades 7-12) is a quick succession of information highlights on topics ranging from dependency on oil to the role of lobbyists in our daily lives. The book is full of… More