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Circulo de Compasión

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 23, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad puede servir como un excelente  trampolín para explorar la compasión e para introducir asuntos sobre cambio social a los estudiantes. Recomendado para grados 4 y mayor Duración: 60-90 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas… More

Heartbeat of Social Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 22, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

People often find it easy to judge oppressions that society has addressed in the past, yet miss the similarities between past and present forms of oppression. This activity compares historical social change issues to present… More

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Activities for Exploring Freedom and Oppression

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“No one is free when others are oppressed.” ~ Author Unknown What is freedom?  Who should have freedom? What boundaries should there be regarding freedom? What responsibilities do we have regarding our own and others’… More

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 11, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” explores perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation of our time: the horrific abuse of women and girls, primarily in developing countries. It is easy in… More

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The Vine Basket

by Josanne La Valley

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 4, 2014 | Filed under Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Merighul, a 14 year-old Uyghur girl, is forced to leave school and help her family when her brother leaves home. Now that she is not in school, Merighul is being watched closely by the local… More

What is Powerful?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 18, 2013 | Filed under Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

This icebreaker activity helps students explore power and understand the systems in play that create and perpetuate privilege and oppression. Recommended for grades 5-8. Time: several days of a 45-minute class More

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How Free Are We? Exploring Our Complicity in Oppressing Ourselves & Others

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on July 3, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As we near July 4 here in the U.S., our thoughts often turn to freedom (when we’re not thinking about fireworks, BBQs, and summer fun). We’re grateful for the freedom we have. What we often… More

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Social Justice & Education Conferences Seek Proposals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Education conferences offer a terrific opportunity to connect with other teachers passionate about the power of education as a key to positive social change and to nurturing solutionaries. Conferences also give humane educators a chance… More

“Man” is Missing a Better Vision for Humanity

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 10, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

This animated viral video has been circulating on the Internet. It’s entitled “Man” (a dismaying title in an era where sexist language should have faded into oblivion), and it depicts the cruel, destructive manner in… More