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What Do the Primary Causes of Death in the US Have to Do With the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico? (A Solutionary Unit)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 31, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico? How can these two seemingly disparate problems possibly be connected? This unit is designed… More

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We Must Shift the Purpose of Schooling

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil In the United States the current purpose of schooling (2016) is expressed in the mission statement at the U.S. Department of Education website: to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness… More

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11 Children’s Picture Books That Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Just as we like to pretend that we live in a post-racial society, many of us want to avoid talking about sexism, stereotypes, and gender inequities. After all, women are CEOs and… More

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Resources for Integrating Social Justice Into Your Classroom

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy, today, it’s important to remember that, with global challenges growing and violence, injustice, cruelty and destruction flourishing, it’s vital that we address… More

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Solutionary Congress Helps Kids Become Solutionaries for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw What happens when students focus their learning and passions on real-world problems and on developing positive solutions? They can change the world. The Solutionary Congress idea was created by IHE president Zoe… More

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A Solutionary Spin on Character Education

Written by Megan Pincus Kajitani | 2 Comments | Published on January 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Megan Pincus Kajitani When my kids’ Montessori teacher asked me last fall to teach a character education curriculum to their K-3 class, I enthusiastically accepted. As a humane educator, I see character building… More

Ethical Choices Program

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 10, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, High School, Humane Education, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

“The Ethical Choices Program aims to empower high-school and college students to make thoughtful, responsible lifestyle decisions in order to improve their health, protect the environment, and decrease animal suffering.” Humane educators from around the… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Kelle Kersten

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Kelle Kersten has more than 20 years experience as an organic farmer/gardener. Currently Kelle lives and gardens veganically with her husband at their vegan homestead, Ahimsa Village, in the mountains of central… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Islamophobia

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The latest statistics from the FBI note that reported hate crimes have decreased from the previous year. But there are still a lot of hate crimes. And according to the Council on… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Create an Online Petition

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 2, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Every day on my Facebook feed and email inbox I see calls for signing petitions. Online petitions are becoming a popular advocacy tool, and sites such as Change.org, MoveOn, Care2 and Avaaz… More