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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

Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 8, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Education, Media & Culture, Resources, Websites

ICAS is dedicated to promoting critical animal studies in higher education, eliminating the oppression and abuse of animals, and helping transform higher education into a more inclusive environment for all. ICAS’s website includes the full-text… More

Picturing Oppression

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 8, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Use images from magazines and other sources to spark students to consider the ways oppression, exploitation and dominance of animals and other people are still prevalent. Recommended for grades 7 and up. Time 60-90 minutes… More

You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Hugged a Turkey

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 23, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

“My name is Morgana. I am someone. My name is Maeve. My life matters to me.” “The most important thing you should know about us is that we have feelings.” “Your ‘turkey meal’ costs me… More

Human Rights for All?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 14, 2012 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This activity familiarizes students with the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and inspires them to think about the freedoms they enjoy that others cannot. Recommended for grades 9 and up. Time: 30-45 minutes   Common… More

Free at Last?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 12, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Human Rights, Humane Education, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Use visuals of everyday things around us to introduce and explore the concepts of freedom and oppression. Recommended for grades 5 through 8. Time: 15-30 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download… More