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Mouse vs. Zucchini: A Lesson on Perspective

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 7, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter, students will consider the issue of perspective and discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals…. More

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Humane Education Activity: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

How do our own stereotypes and judgments limit our openness and receptivity to others? Especially at the beginning of the school year, as students meet new fellow-students, teachers, and others in the school community, it’s… More

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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

by Louise Derman-Sparks & Julie Olsen Edwards

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 3, 2013 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Social Studies/History

How we set the tone about anti-bias in our classrooms & learning centers can influence the entire year — and possibly the whole of children’s lives. Children learn at an early age about differences in… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Each Kindness

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Ms. Albert had brought a big bowl into class and filled it with water. We all gathered around her desk and watched her drop a small stone into it. Tiny waves rippled out, away from… More

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Humane Education Activity: Alien in the Ethical Universe

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 24, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

If aliens came down to Earth and observed how we humans treat others (humans and nonhuman animals), what would they notice? What inconsistencies would they find? What differences between what we say is so and… More

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Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on April 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us who would claim to be completely unprejudiced have biases that we may not even be… More

What’s in a Name?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 28, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“You’re such a pig!” “She’s a total dog!” Help students examine our myths about and prejudices against animals, to explore why they exist, and to consider what we might want to change about our relationships… More

Not So Fair and Balanced: Analyzing Bias in the Media

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 5, 2012 | Filed under Arts, College/Adult, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This lesson plan helps high school students (and adults) take a closer look at prejudices, the biases that media contain and perpetuate (such as in what they do and don’t report on, or how particular… More

More Than a Label

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 4, 2012 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

This activity inspires students to think about their own areas of bigotry, to identify how we develop our attitudes about others, and empowers them to take action to reduce bigotry in their own lives and… More

Me Against My Brother: An Exploration of Genocide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 28, 2012 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students explore genocide, its broader impacts, and develop a means for taking action to prevent or address genocide. Recommended for grades 8 and up. Time: Several days to several weeks   Common Core Standards for… More