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Our House is Round

by Yolanda Kondonassis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 18, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources, Science

“Our Earth has gotten messy. What should we do?” Through questions and simple information the author encourages readers to think critically about how the Earth has gotten “messy,” how our actions affect the planet, and… More

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“Thinking Snack Time”: Help Kids Tackle Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How to integrate humane education into the curriculum may not always be immediately obvious, but as teachers, you have other, countless opportunities throughout the day to bring the humane lens to your students. Teacher and… More

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MOGO Tip: Ditch Disposables

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At least in some parts of the world, the days are getting longer and warmer, which means more people getting out and about… which often means we’re using more disposables (think picnics, BBQs & food… More

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What a Humane World Looks Like: Picking Up Others’ Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 17, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Yes, ideally, there shouldn’t be trash to pick up in a humane world. In such a world, folks would pick up after themselves. But, to help nudge us along that path, I recommend picking up… More

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Humane Issues in the News

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

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.   “Taping of farm… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. Malala Yousafzai: The target… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. “Living with less. A… More

Which Harms Less?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 10, 2013 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Great for a larger assembly, this activity asks students to compare pairs of similar products to consider which of the two helps more and harms less. Recommended for grades 5 and up. Time: 15-30 minutes… 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

Whale’s Stomach

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 9, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Students learn about the impact of our “throwaway society” by exploring all the different kinds of trash found in a whale’s stomach. Recommended for grades 3-8. Time: 15-45 minutes   Common Core Standards for this… More