Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”
In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders,…
Share Your Humane Education Lesson Plan
IHE’s online Resource Center offers activities and lesson plans that integrate comprehensive humane education (human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship,…
Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers
IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers or students to…
Humane Education Activity: Wonder Box
Start nurturing reverence for nature and a sense of wonder from the first day of school. The Wonder Box is…
Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids
My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently…
Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge
One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges…
What Does Pouring Water on Cracks Have to Do With Changemaking? A Lot
Lauren Allison is an M.Ed. graduate of IHE’s Instructional Leadership program, and a classroom teacher. She regularly integrates humane education…
Speaking From the Heart: A Council of All Beings
(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and…
6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of…
Saving the Forest and the Trees: 2 Activities Exploring Deforestation
Forests are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe, to the inspiration…
Embracing Our Heartbreak to Find Our Solutionary Paths
by Marsha Rakestraw Part of the purpose and joy of humane education is in helping others find their path…
You’re Judging People By That Bag They’re Carrying
Every day we make split-second assumptions about others, often without being aware we’re doing it. We may make assumptions…