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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: The Critical Media Project

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 16, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

It’s no secret that young people in the U.S. spend an inordinate amount of time engaging with various kinds of digital media. The average is about eight hours a day — every day. That much… More

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Resources for Reexamining Columbus Day

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

Today 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 blue” and… More

The Critical Media Project

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Consumerism, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The Critical Media Project is a resource to help educators help their students think critically and meaningfully about media and to hone their critical media literacy skills. The website offers class activities, media examples with… More

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¡Sí, Se Puede! Humane Education Activities in Spanish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the passion to create a better world for all spreads across the planet, more people are using comprehensive humane education as an effective tool for positive change. Spanish is one of the most spoken… More

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Reframing News Headlines

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 21, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In our busy culture, we often may not read beyond the news and media headlines, so how those headlines are framed, and the language they use (not to mention the topic of the story), can… More

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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

Sea Crítico

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Communication, Health, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes aprenden como usar el sistema C.R.I.T.I.C. para ayudarlos usar habilidades de pensar crítico a información que reciben de organizaciones, el gobierno o el media. Recomendado para grados 6 en adelante Duración: 30-45 minutos Averigüe… More

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Marketers Using Sneakier Strategies to Reach Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the commotion of digital information escalates, marketers have resorted to extraordinary strategies to capture our attention, especially that of our kids, who have many decades of potential consumption ahead of them. Brazil recently joined… More

Media, Media Literacy and Marketing Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Communication, Education, Global Issues Guides, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on media, medial literacy and marketing issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

Shaping Youth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Websites

The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging Drek,” “Misogyny & Racism” and “Vapid Values,” Shaping Youth’s founder, Amy Jussel, keeps on top… More