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Turning a Bump on a Flight into $35,000

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

I spent last week in meetings for the preK-12 Solutionary School that the Institute for Humane Education is planning to open in New York City in 2016. This project is so exciting, and I’m convinced… More

True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to a just and humane world. Recommended for grades 5 and up. Time: 5-20 minutes More

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Not Business As Usual

by Institute B

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Not Business As Usual” (61 min.) touches on capitalism and businesses that are solely profit driven, but mainly focuses on conscious capitalism and stories of social entrepreneurs who have found creative ways to develop thriving,… More

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Children Will Inherit the Earth, Here’s How We Can Make Sure They’re Prepared

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For today’s blog post, we wanted to share a recent post IHE president Zoe Weil wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an excerpt from “Children Will Inherit the Earth,… More

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Luz Makes a Splash

by Claudia Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

Luz’s community is experiencing a major heat wave and drought, so water is in short supply and water conservation measures are in place. When Luz and her friends discover that their favorite pond is all… More

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¡Sí, Se Puede! Humane Education Activities in Spanish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the passion to create a better world for all spreads across the planet, more people are using comprehensive humane education as an effective tool for positive change. Spanish is one of the most spoken… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Earth Focus

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 21, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Whatever subject you teach, grappling with issues that affect our environment (and thus us and nonhuman animals) is a vital part of helping your students become leaders and changemakers for a better world. Here’s a… More

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