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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home

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

While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they can make informed choices aligned with their values, it’s equally vital that we do so in a way… More

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It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School

by Debra Chasnoff

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

What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas about people who are gay? Why is there a belief that talking about people who… 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

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Beyond Carnism”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “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… More

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Auschwitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 22, 2015 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media Literacy, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Produced by Steven Spielberg and narrated by Meryl Streep, this brief film (15 min), released to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, offers a stark but powerful history of that death camp…. More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Changing Systems Through Design

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us make the choices we do because we’re trying to do the right thing – we want to do the most good and least harm for people, nonhuman animals, and… More

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Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

by Lekha Singh, Roger Spottiswoode

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 11, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Beyond Right & Wrong” (82 min) focuses on the families of victims of horrendous violence who have been able to move toward forgiveness of those who caused them pain. There are several geographical settings and… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Not Business as Usual”

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | 1 Comment | Published on November 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the winter holidays near, and our thirst for consumption reaches its annual high, it’s a great time for humane educators and changemakers to spark discussions and critical thinking about the impact of our consumer… More

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Project Wild Thing

by David Bond

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker and parent, didn’t… More