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What Comes After

by Steve Watkins

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 7, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

In the blink of an eye, Iris Wight’s world is forever changed. Her mother left when she was five, and now at 16 her father is dead. She is sent from Maine to North Carolina… More

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New Global Issues Guide: Teaching and Learning about Human Genocide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 31, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Never again!” was something often-repeated after the holocaust of World War 2. “Never again!” was a promise to past and future generations that the world would refuse to allow such horrific atrocities to resurface. Yet… More

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Why Lasting Peace Begins with the Children

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Like most people, I have followed the recent news, heartsick by the deaths of so many — so many children and civilians in Gaza, as well as soldiers in Israel. I have imagined the horror… More

Human Genocide Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 27, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on issues of human genocide to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust

by Eve Bunting

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 10, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Resources, Social Studies/History

The small creatures live happily in their forest home, until one day when “the Terrible Things came” and took away all those beings with feathers. The Terrible Things return again and again, each time taking… More

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Coexist

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 5, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

How would you feel living side-by-side with people who had committed genocide — who may not even be sorry for their crimes? What would you want to say (or do) to people who murdered your… More

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Secrets in the Fire

by Henning Mankell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 5, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Sofia and her family are getting by, but when bandits sneak into the village and murder nearly everyone (including Sofia’s father), she, her mother and two siblings must flee and try to find a new… More

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October Mourning

by Lesea Newman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 5, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

On October 6, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was gay, was lured into a truck, driven out to the country, and viciously beaten. He was tied to a fence and left to… More

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It’s Time to Talk About Our Messages About Masculinity: 3 Films to Start Us Off

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 19, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Strength is about adapting to change, not about retreating from it and lashing back with violence out of fear. And it’s high time we had a definition of manhood capable of meeting that challenge.” ~… More

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Promises

by Justine Shapiro and BZ Goldberg

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 15, 2013 | Filed under Human Rights, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Normal in the Middle East is always intertwined with war.” In “Promises” (106 min.) Israeli-American BZ Goldberg spends from 1995-2000 getting to know seven Palestinian and Israeli children caught in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Already these… More