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Boys Without Names

by Kashmira Sheth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 19, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Boys Without Names” (305 pgs), Gopal’s family has hit hard times in their village in rural India. Good weather brought good crops, but that drove prices down, leaving his family unable to pay their… More

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This organization tracks human rights and labor issues globally and runs campaigns to promote worker rights. The website includes news and reports about labor rights violations and victories around the world. More

Who Made My Clothes?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 19, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students will investigate the “birth place” of their clothes, learn about how those clothes are connected to the oppression and exploitation of children and women, and consider positive solutions. Recommended for grades 6-12. Time: 2-3… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Because Shiny Objects Can Cause Us to Alter Our Values

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 15, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

I have a confession. I’ve knowingly been contributing to the genocide of orangutans and the destruction of the rainforest. I’ve been supporting war, sweatshops, the pollution of our oceans, and the rise in global warming…. More

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Thinking Critically: Who’s Responsible for What Happens in Sweatshops & What Do We Do About It?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

According to news reports, since 2005, nearly 2,000 garment workers in Bangladesh have been “killed in factory fires and structure collapse.” With the spate of recent tragedies, both companies and consumers are taking another look… More

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Humane Issues in the News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 21, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.   “The global afterlife… More

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Humane Issues in the News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.   “Maine school engages… More

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5 Tips for Keeping a Sweatshop-Free Closet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on April 3, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

We’ve all done it. Seen a nice shirt or must-have pair of pants or shoes. We buy them (usually at a discount price, because we’re bargain hunters after all) and take them home. We wear… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. Malala Yousafzai: The target… More

We Have You Surrounded: Exploring Branding, Marketing & Globalization

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 30, 2013 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

We’re surrounded by marketing and advertising telling us what to buy, whom to be, what we need to be happy. Use this series of activities to help students explore issues of branding, marketing, and globalization…. More