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Book cover: Miss Fox's Class Goes GreenBook cover: Miss Fox's Class Goes Green

Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green

by Eileen Spinelli

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 18, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources, Science

When Miss Fox arrives at school via her bicycle, her students learn that Miss Fox is “going green.” Soon everyone in class is working to make choices that can help the earth, and their message… More

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Maggie’s Second Chance

by Nancy Furstinger

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Resources

Nearly ready to give birth, Maggie the dog is discovered abandoned by her family. When her puppies are all adopted out but Maggie is scheduled to be killed, a group of students band together to… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: 10-Year-Old Blogger and Activist Hannah Alper

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 1, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

If you need a little inspiration for your week, check out 10-year-old solutionary Hannah Alper. Not only does she have an amazing blog, Call Me Hannah, that’s (usually) focused on environmental and human rights issues,… More

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One Small Step: Volunteering as a Humane Educator

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

When it comes to launching into humane education, inertia and trepidation can take hold: What if I don’t know enough/I’m not good enough? What if my audience is bored/annoyed/traumatized? What if someone disagrees with me?… More

Precious Knowledge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 29, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Most of the books, you pick up a history book, and you don’t really see any other cultures in there but, you know, most Caucasian, white people. … Sometimes I feel like the education system… More

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Solutionaries Spotlight: YEA Campers Are Determined to Change the World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

We’re big fans of YEA (Youth Empowered Action) Camp, which offers a summer leadership camp for youth who care about community service, activism, and social justice for people, animals, and the earth.  (We’ve written about… More

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The Power of One: Do You Know a “Malala” Who Needs Your Support?

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

Anyone who doubts the power of youth to change the world needs to look no further than Malala Yousafzai, who spoke to the UN on her 16th birthday last week (now known as Malala Day)…. More

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 18, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

“ACE’s mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming.” The website includes lesson plan & project ideas, as well as… More

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7 Groups to Help Empower Young Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on May 2, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Young people are hungry to create a better world for people, animals, and the earth, but we’re not born knowing how to do that. Fortunately there are numerous organizations whose mission is to help educate,… More