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Resources for Raising Compassionate Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Raising thriving, kind children who take delight in making choices that help people, animals, and the earth is a joy. But in today’s world, with a culture steeped in violence and consumerism, it’s also a… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Students Need to Be Solutionaries

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE guest blogger Amanda Schmit is an IHE M.Ed. student. She says, “Through IHE I am hopeful that I will get to share my passion for the Earth and all its creatures with future students,… More

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My Chemical Mountain

by Corina Vacco

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science

“I am hungry for revenge.” Jason lives on the edge of Chemical Mountain (a landfill), on the banks of Two Mile Creek – a creek so contaminated with chemicals from the giant Marino Chem company… More

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The Milk of Birds

by Sylvia Whitman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “The Milk of Birds” (363 pgs), K.C. is a young American girl struggling to find her place and to deal with her learning disability. Nawra is a pregnant 14-year-old rape victim who lives in… More

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Bear Market

by Michele Martin Bossley

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science

When Robyn, Nick, and Trevor are volunteering at the zoo, they learn that bears are being poached near their hometown to steal their gallbladders – which are sometimes used in alternative medicines. The three decide… More

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Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the World

by Janet Wilson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 11, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

This book offers brief profiles of children around the world who are working to help people in need, including other children.  Examples include Nujood from Yemen, who speaks out about child marriage; Hanwood from South… More

Map Your World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Inspired by the documentary “The Revolutionary Optimists” Map Your World offers a curriculum and resources to help teachers empower their students to explore local and global issues that matter, to write surveys, collect data, and… More

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Off to Serve

by Richard Galentino

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 28, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Elementary, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Volunteer, teach, donate, create, care, contribute, build, help, lift-up, develop, give back, and make a difference in the world.” Richard Galentino’s rhyming illustrated book for graduates or those interested in public service offers an inspiring… More

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Chained

by Lynne Kelley

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

In order to help his sick sister and to protect his mother from an abusive employer, Hastin gets a job as an elephant caretaker in a circus. But as soon as he arrives at the… More

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One White Dolphin

by Gill Lewis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science

Kara’s life is full of troubles. Her scientist mother has been missing for a year, her father is about to lose his job, and they’re living with Kara’s aunt and uncle, who are about to… More