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Photo of Liat, Ivy, and Mandy at humane education summer campPhoto of Liat, Ivy, and Mandy at humane education summer camp

I Am a Humane Educator: Ivy, Mandy, and Liat

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Last year Ivy and Liat, students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, connected with Mandy Schmidt, an IHE M.Ed. student, to develop a humane education summer camp for students in Hefei, China. Ivy (Chang)… More

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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

by Paul Fleischman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Eyes Wide Open” (208 pgs, grades 7-12) is a quick succession of information highlights on topics ranging from dependency on oil to the role of lobbyists in our daily lives. The book is full of… More

Everyday Feminism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 30, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Everyday Feminism is a feminist digital media site. Their mission “is to help people heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism.” They say: “We aim to shift… More

Resilience

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 23, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The goal of Resilience, which is a project of the Post Carbon Institute, is “building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges.” The website is a collection of stories, resources, and news from… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More

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9 Resources for Finding Changemaking Jobs

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw One of my favorite questions to ask people is what they’d do with their time if money were not an issue. There are a range of responses focused on fun, relaxation, and… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Glenn Kendall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. grad Glenn Kendall is a National Park Service retiree. He has also had a long career working with youth. He was a founding board member of the Unity Charter School, which had the… More

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Resources for Funding Your Humane Education or Changemaking Project

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 29, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You’re passionate about creating a better world. You have a great idea. But what you lack is the funding to implement your project. Many a great changemaking idea has been stifled by… More

Transparency International

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Transparency International “gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals.” The website includes a variety of… 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