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5 Minute Changemaker: Language Matters

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We can kill two birds with one stone. The dog wagged its tail. I’m feeling crazy. That movie was so lame. That’s so gay. Our everyday language is filled with messages, framing,… More

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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 7, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963. In “Brown Girl Dreaming” (320 pgs) Woodson uses free verse to tell her story. Raised in South Carolina and New York in the midst… More

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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Infused with relevant photos and quotes, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about when “the civil rights movement came knocking at the door” and transformed the life of a six-year-old girl. Ruby’s journey as one… 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

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

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Resources for Teaching and Talking About Ferguson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 25, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As students and teachers head back to school, many of them are focused on what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The tragic killing of Michael Brown by a police offer and the subsequent protests have catalyzed… More

Atreverse a Ser Diferente

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Elementary, Human Rights, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Qué es prejuicio? ¿Por qué algunas personas juzgan otras por sus diferencias? ¿Cómo podemos hacer elecciones positivas que reflejen comprensión, aceptación y tolerancia? Los estudiantes aprenderan sobre estos asuntos y tendrán la oportunidad de “atreverse… More

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Desmond and the Very Mean Word

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

When a group of boys shout “a very mean word” at a young Desmond, he wants to hurt them back, rather than take the advice of his mentor, Father Trevor, and forgive them. “When you… More

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Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Sylvia Mendez and her family move to Westminster, California, and try to enroll in the neighborhood school, Sylvia’s parents are told “Your children have to go to the Mexican school.” The only reason given?… More

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14 Children’s Picture Books Exploring Race and Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Studies show that children can learn racially-biased behaviors as young as three and learn to categorize people by race (non-verbally) at as young as six months. Yet we’re often reluctant to talk about race or… More