#FridayFeature: 4 Chapter Books for Kids About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the UN Refugee Agency’s new Global Trends study, more than 65 million women, children, and…
Becoming Humane Beings (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Right at the start of the school year is a great time to encourage students to think…
#FridayFeature: 3 More Inspiring TED(x) Talks By Young Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw Young people aren’t waiting to grow up until they make a difference. They’re taking action now, and…
#FridayFeature: 4 Inspiring TED(x) Talks By Young Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw “The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve…
Why We Don’t Care About Mass Atrocities and What We Can Do About It
by Marsha Rakestraw A recent report from the UN and other agencies emphasizes that 80% of Yemeni children need humanitarian…
#FridayFeature: 3 Videos About Intersectionality
by Marsha Rakestraw Less than two months ago, Justine Damond was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer for…
#FridayFeature: 4 Super-Short Videos Showing Our Connected World
by Marsha Rakestraw We can forget that we live on an interconnected world of interdependence. Regardless of our species, we…
Resources for Teaching About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Racism, and Hate
by Marsha Rakestraw Over the weekend, hatred and violence descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists amassed  to “take America…
#FridayFeature: 7 Children’s Books Featuring Elephants
by Marsha Rakestraw Elephants are amazing beings. They’re extremely intelligent and social. They have matriarchal culture and grieve their dead.…
5 Minute Changemaker: Say No to Plastic Straws
by Marsha Rakestraw Plastic straws are one of those little things we don’t think much about. We pop them in…
#Friday Feature: 4 Online Games for Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Helping people understand what someone else is experiencing can be a challenge. Experiential activities, in which the…
Saving Animals and Empowering People Through Humane Education: An Interview With Tod Emko
Tod Emko is a conservationist from New York City. While Emko’s “day job” is as a web developer for Blue…