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Heartbeat of Social Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 22, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

People often find it easy to judge oppressions that society has addressed in the past, yet miss the similarities between past and present forms of oppression. This activity compares historical social change issues to present… 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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7 Important Things to Know About Contacting Your Legislator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Thanks to the explosion in digital communications, for many of us it has become easier than ever to contact our legislators at all levels. But just because we’re contacting our legislators doesn’t mean we’re successfully… More

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Race & Racism: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We don’t like to admit it, but we live in a racist society. We don’t like to talk about race and racism, sometimes because we’re afraid we’ll say the wrong thing, but meanwhile our society… More

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Humane Education Through Art

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art is a powerful way to educate. Artists have been using their work for centuries to move, inspire, transform. Whether through photography, plastic waste, or performance, recently more artists have focused their vision on educating… More

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What Does Pouring Water on Cracks Have to Do With Changemaking? A Lot

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 5, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Lauren Allison is an M.Ed. graduate of IHE’s Instructional Leadership program, and a classroom teacher. She regularly integrates humane education into her teaching and offers students opportunities to explore their roles as changemakers and solutionaries… More

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101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History

by Michele Bollinger and Dao X. Tran, eds.

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

The editors of “101 Changemakers” have created an accessible and useful book to help  “share empowering history and ideas with our children.” As they say, “Children do learn in  school about a handful of advocates… More

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

by Mark Kitchell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“How we find a path to a sustainable future will involve reinventing not just the way we make and do everything, but reinventing the way we think about our place in the natural world.” “A… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We all need inspiration and motivation. We all need to believe that we can indeed change the world. This year’s Goldman Environmental Prize winners serve as both inspiration and reminder that each of us has… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Eight Year Old Shows How to “Make Lemons into Lemonade”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For May, in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week (May 4-10), we’re posting about animal protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think… More