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Resilience

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 23, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The goal of Resilience, which is a project of the Post Carbon Institute, is “building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges.” The website is a collection of stories, resources, and news from… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 13, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we think of the sex trade, we mostly think about women in “foreign”… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Glenn Kendall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. grad Glenn Kendall is a National Park Service retiree. He has also had a long career working with youth. He was a founding board member of the Unity Charter School, which had the… More

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The Invisible War

by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 28, 2015 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Soldiers in the U.S. military already encounter a variety of dangers. But many, especially women, encounter a danger of a different kind. “The Invisible War” (99 mins) examines the epidemic of sexual assault in the… More

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Beyond Carnism

by Melanie Joy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Food & Diet, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make even the most… More

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Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America

by Libby Spears and George Clooney

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 19, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we think of the sex trade, we mostly think about women in “foreign” countries – non-Westernized… More

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Resolve

Written by Lexie Greer | 1 Comment | Published on May 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lexie Greer Every other week I volunteer a few hours at a local animal sanctuary near my house. It allows me to reconnect with the land and animals in a roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-your-hands-dirty kind of way…. More

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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“We must appreciate that these are not private matters; these are not cultural matters; these are crimes against human beings.” ~ Melanne Verveer, executive director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University The… More

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Bully

by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Parenting, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“They push me so far that I want to become the bully.” ~ Alex “Bully” (99 min) profiles several young people who have been bullied in various ways, from Alex, 12, who is bullied mainly… More