Help Students Make Connections With Planetary Problem Puzzle (lesson plan)
One of the key tenets of humane education that IHE strives to help others understand is how interconnected issues are.…
7 Resources for 7.5 Billion: Teaching About Human Population and Overpopulation
by Marsha Rakestraw There have never been more people on the planet at the same time, and never so many…
Nurture Kindness and Acceptance in Students With “Wonder”
by Marsha Rakestraw (with contributions from Lauren Allison) It’s clear that in today’s world we need kindness more than ever.…
Two Wolves, Two Pictures: Helping Students Learn to “Feed” Their Best Selves
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s an old story usually attributed as a Cherokee legend. I haven’t been able to determine its…
The World’s Most Powerful Animal (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw Dear Friends, I noticed that you have begun discussing the problems facing planet earth, such as pollution…
How Do Your Electronic Gadgets Rate on Their Environmental Impact?
by Marsha Rakestraw A friend of mine is a technology early adopter. He wants the latest version of his favorite…
4 Resources for Finding (Somewhat) Ethical Halloween Treats
by Marsha Rakestraw This year people in the U.S. plan to spend about $2.7 billion just on Halloween candy. And…
How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the humane education activities we use to help students and solutionaries think more deeply about…
6 Resources for Teaching About Current Events (With a Global Ethical Lens)
by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in high school, our social studies class kept track of “current events.” But here’s…
Getting the Child Slave Labor Out of Your Shopping Cart
by Marsha Rakestraw We hear about forced and child labor, reading about specific instances in the news, and we may…
9 Resources for Teaching About Unconscious Bias
by Marsha Rakestraw We all have biases. We’ve heard many times that those biases are an evolutionary adaptation that helped…
8 Resources to Help Students Gauge How the World is Doing
by Marsha Rakestraw In a globalized world, our choices matter even more. Everything, from our food and transportation, to the…