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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Guantanamo Boy

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

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Guantanamo Boy” by Anna Perera (2011, grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More

One Green Planet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

One Green Planet is an “online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals, and the planet.” Posts cover a variety of global ethical issues and offer suggestions for living in ways that do… More

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Northwoods Elementary Students Become Solutionaries for a Better World

Written by Elizabeth Crawford | No Comments | Published on June 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. “Do you think our garden will help bees pollinate fruits and vegetables?” a second grader from Northwoods Elementary (Jacksonville, NC) asked excitedly. On Friday, May 15, Northwoods broke ground on… More

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Guantanamo Boy

by Anna Perera

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 14, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Guantanamo Boy” (grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a funeral, Khalid’s world is turned upside down. Not only does… More

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6 Publishers That Might Be Looking for Your Humane Education Book

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Writing is a powerful medium for social change. Words can be incredibly influential. A number of humane educators turn to writing to educate and inspire others. But finding a publisher that shares… More

YC Teen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Magazines, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Communication (YC) Teen “publishes true stories by teens” in New York City. Topics include social justice, health, identity, and more. Several of the stories are accompanied by lesson plans to help teachers bring these… More

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The True Price of Nail Polish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Like many girls, when I was younger I used nail polish (even though I preferred sports and tank tops to dolls and dresses). I wanted boys to think I was pretty, and… More

AAPI Data: Making Data Accessible on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This website offers a variety of statistics, reports, and other data connected to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. From demographics, to policy, to civic life, the information here provides a comprehensive analysis… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Felice Clyne-Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Felice Clyne-Davis, a fifth grade gifted and talented teacher in New York City, has been a public school teacher for 24 years. Felice regularly infuses humane education into her teaching. She says: “I am proud… More