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Why Lasting Peace Begins with the Children

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Like most people, I have followed the recent news, heartsick by the deaths of so many — so many children and civilians in Gaza, as well as soldiers in Israel. I have imagined the horror… More

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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

by H. Joseph Hopkisn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Not everyone feels at home in the woods. But Kate did.” Katherine Olivia Sessions was the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a science degree. When a teaching job lands her… More

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909

by Michelle Markel

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Clara came to the U.S. with her family, dreaming of a wonderful new life, but she found herself working long hours under unfair and dangerous conditions as a garment worker in New York. She began… More

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Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges is important, but it’s the integration of connection, creativity, critical thinking, and creating solutions that… More

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Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 15, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Usa esta rompehielos corto para demonstrar a participantes que todos pueden make una diferencia positive/todos cuenta. Recomendado para Todas (adaptarla a las diferentes edades, como se necesite) Duración: 5-10 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common… More

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Find Inspiration and Support with Stories of Solutionaries and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When the news and media are saturated with stories of violence, cruelty, greed, destruction, and suffering — or fixated on celebrities, gossip, and superficial issues — generating enthusiasm and effort toward working to create a… More

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

by Grace Lee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… More

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Solutionary Grace Lee Boggs Spotlighted in “American Revolutionary”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… 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