Teaching About Environmental Racism: Four Activities
by Marsha Rakestraw We enjoy our cars, our homes, our stuff, and the wastes and the toxic chemicals and pollutants…
Featured IHE Student: Kelle Kersten
Why is there such anger, hatred and fear in the world? Why do we feel separate from others? How can…
Film Explores Our Culture’s Hypersexualization of Children
by Marsha Rakestraw “I’m absolutely appalled to see that we are stealing childhood away from children.” ~ Chislaine Cloutier, Elementary…
There’s Poop in My Refrigerator!
by Zoe Weil Our dog, Ruby, has been having intestinal problems, and my husband, a veterinarian, has been trying to…
Humane Education in Action: Social Justice in the Middle
Stacy Goldberger spends her days connecting middle school students in New Jersey with the intricacies and intrigue of language arts.…
Most Good, Least Harm
by Zoe Weil I wanted to share an excerpt from my book, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for…
Unnatural Disasters: Cruelty & Injustice Arise Right Behind Natural Disasters
by Marsha Rakestraw Unfortunately, the news is all-too-often filled with reports of “natural” disasters all over our planet. The eyes…
The Important Message in Stephen King’s Under the Dome
by Zoe Weil I just finished reading Stephen King’s new book, Under the Dome. The book is about what happens…
Rethinking Portrayals of Muslim Girls in YA Fiction
by Marsha Rakestraw If you asked many students (especially Westerners) to describe a Muslim girl, would they point to a…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Lesson Plans for No Impact Man and Food, Inc.
by Marsha Rakestraw Two films that have gotten quite a bit of buzz in the last few months are Food,…
My New Year’s Resolution: Stop Complaining
by Zoe Weil In 2010 I’m going to endeavor to stop complaining. This shouldn’t be too hard, as I am…
Humane Education in Action: Bringing Kindness to Belize
Colette Case has spent her whole life teaching and working with people about the human-animal connection and serving as an…