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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Beyond Carnism”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make… More

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Auschwitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 22, 2015 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media Literacy, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Produced by Steven Spielberg and narrated by Meryl Streep, this brief film (15 min), released to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, offers a stark but powerful history of that death camp…. More

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12 Children’s Picture Books about Human Rights Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every human being has rights. From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, each of us – woman, child, and man – has certain rights that… More

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Humane Education Activity: Racism Alphabet

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

The headlines are full of examples of racism, and many of our institutions promote and condone the discrimination and oppression of people of color. As part of a recent research project, MTV discovered that millennials,… More

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Humane Education Activity: The Heartbeat of Social Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

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 for students in grades nine and older,… More

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The Great Bear

by Libby Gleeson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

In medieval times, a captured bear is poorly treated and forced to travel and perform as a circus bear for noisy crowds who poke her and throw stones. One day she refuses to perform, and… More

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The Stamp Collector

by Jennifer Lanthier

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“The Stamp Collector” is the story of a city boy and a country boy. The city boy collects stamps and imagines the stories that go with such faraway places. The country boy grows up with… More

Los Extraterrestres Han Aterrizado: Explorando La Opresión, Los Derechos, y Las Libertades

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 2, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes podrán explorar la opresión, los derechos y las libertades participando en un excenario en el que los extraterrestres han invadido la Tierra y los humanos deben defender su caso ante la Corte Universal,… More

La Temida Comparación

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 27, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes exploran las conexiones entre opresión de los humanos y de los animales. También exploran métodos de evitar opresión. Recomendado para grados 7 y mayor Duración: 45-60 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core para… More

No Me Pisoteís: Explorando La Opresión

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 26, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes pensar crítico sobre la opresión: qué es y quién se efecta. También les invite considerer métodos de promoveer justicia e igualdad. Recomendado para grados 6 y mayor Duración: 60-90… More