Teacher Planner Offers Resources, Ideas for Exploring Social Justice Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw Many teachers are eager for resources that can help them integrate humane education (which includes social justice)…
What’s New Wednesday 5-16-18: News & Resources for Educators & Solutionaries
Each week find a round-up of selected news and resources related to global ethical issues and positive solutions that you…
Helping Students Explore Childish Gambino’s “This is America”
by Marsha Rakestraw On May 5, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, released “This is America,” a new song and music…
5 Minute Changemaker: Lobby Your Grocery and Restaurant to Reduce Food Waste
by Marsha Rakestraw We people in the United States waste a lot of food. A lot. A 2018 report notes…
4 Short Videos to Help Us Spot Misleading Data
by Marsha Rakestraw Whether in graph, chart, table, or just numbers form, we encounter data and statistics every day. We…
What’s New Wednesday 4-25-18: News & Resources for Educators & Solutionaries
Each week find a round-up of selected news and resources related to global ethical issues and positive solutions that you…
Why We Need Solutionary Educators: People Have Forgotten About (or Never Noticed) the Holocaust and Other Genocides
by Marsha Rakestraw “Never again!” was something often repeated after the Holocaust of World War II. “Never again!” was a…
Resources for Teaching About Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Violence Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw While the recent #MeToo movement has amplified the problem of sexual harassment and violence, such violence has…
Making Connections, Creating Solutions (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw How are a plastic bag, a shell, and some sea water connected? In her lesson plan Making…
5 Minute Changemaker: Throw Away (or Avoid) Those Produce Stickers
by Marsha Rakestraw Last year my husband and I were moving the compost bin that had come with the house…
One Small Step for a Better World: Plan a Gadget-Free Day for Your Family
by Marsha Rakestraw Technology and media have become such a ubiquitous part of our lives that some people actually exhibit…
16 Children’s Picture Books About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw As war, climate change, persecution, and hunger challenges escalate, the number of refugees worldwide, and the challenges…