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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“I will build electric wind.” William had a thirsty mind that soaked up knowledge and spurred him to ask questions. When a drought has left him hungry and unable to go to school, William goes… More

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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

by Alice McGinty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“… it is not enough to be good. We must also be brave and at the same time have wisdom.” Simple text and beautiful illustrations share the story of Gandhi’s famous 24-day March to the… More

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Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

by Jen Cullerton Johnson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Wangari Maathai was raised to respect the trees in her community. When she’s given the chance to go to school, she uses her education to help her community and to restore the environmental destruction that… More

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Resources to Help Students Think Critically

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 22, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Critical thinking isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a vital skill that’s in demand by employers and central to a meaningful education. Students need to be able to find and assess accurate, credible information; to dive… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Tracey Katof

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 21, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Tracey Katof, IHE M.A. student, is passionate about becoming a leader who inspires change for a more peaceful global community. Tracey has made her impact through the fitness and performing arts communities in New York… More

Our Hen House

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 20, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Communication, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Our Hen House produces a variety of multimedia resources — from an online magazine to podcasts to a TV show to ebooks — focused on informing and empowering people who are passionate about changing the… More

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A Different Set of Resolutions

Written by CKrystal Stokes | 2 Comments | Published on January 14, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

What a year 2014 was! I tried a new hairstyle, moved to two different cities, traveled to beautiful Surry, Maine, for the first time for IHE’s Student Residency, and spent the rest of the summer… More

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Resources for Raising Compassionate Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Raising thriving, kind children who take delight in making choices that help people, animals, and the earth is a joy. But in today’s world, with a culture steeped in violence and consumerism, it’s also a… More