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Caminar

by Skila Brown

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 29, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Caminar” (193 pgs) is the story of a young boy named Carlos growing up in Chopán, Guatemala. The story begins in 1981, as the army and rebel forces are traveling through the area around Chopán…. More

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Resources to Teach and Learn About Refugees and Immigration

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 17, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlines the basic rights that everyone in the “human family” should have access to, from sufficient food, water, and health care, to the right to security,… More

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14 Children’s Books About Refugees

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 10 Comments | Published on September 21, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The headlines are full of news about refugees – from war, climate, and other factors. And while we adults struggle with what to do and how to help, many children and young… More

Everyday Feminism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 30, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Everyday Feminism is a feminist digital media site. Their mission “is to help people heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism.” They say: “We aim to shift… More

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Summer on the Moon

by Adrian Fogelin

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 10, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Summer on the Moon” (234 pgs) Socko (short for Socrates) has survived another year of middle school and is ready to enjoy summer with his best friend Damien. Wherever they turn, the boys are… More

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Exending Empathy, Even When It’s Most Difficult

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on February 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan As a freshman in college, I took a class in the education department at Indiana University called Introduction to Exceptional Children. Although the class mostly feels like a distant memory, I… More

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Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan

by Jeanette Winter

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

This two-in-one book uses simple phrases and colorful illustrations to tell the stories of two brave child activists from Pakistan, both fighting for education and freedom for all children. Malala is outspoken about the importance… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Never Fall Down”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Never Fall Down” by Patricia McCormick (2012) (229 pgs) is a young adult novel based on the life of Arn Chorn-Pond, a Cambodian who was taken from his family in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge,… 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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13 Children’s Picture Books about Bullying

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As information about bullying becomes more pervasive, schools and others who serve children are striving to create anti-bully/pro-hero environments. Since bullying and exclusion can begin as early as preschool, it’s important that we who are… More