Why We Need Humane Education: Kids (and Adults) Can’t Tell Real From Fake News
by Marsha Rakestraw I get a lot of my initial news from social media. But as a humane educator, I’ve…
¿Qué Precio Tiene La Belleza?
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Esta actividad le ayuda a los estudiantes a explorar y pensar críticamente sobre el impacto de los ingredientes en los…
Behind the Smokescreen: Using Critical Thinking to Explore Tobacco and Tobacco Ads
 by Marsha Rakestraw My first memory of smoking is when I was hanging out with my much older brother and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy
by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still…
Why We Need to “Degender” Children’s Toys (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “Toys are far more gendered today than at any point over the 20th century.” In her…
So Long, Joneses! I’m Buying Nothing New Next Year
by Lexie Greer I don’t know who the Joneses are, but I’m breaking up with them. I am tired…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150 price or the…
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
Websites
Created and maintained by educator Frank W. Baker, the Media Literacy Clearinghouse offers lesson plans, resources, and more to help…
WebSpotlight: Animals and Media Style Guide
The ways in which we talk about and portray nonhuman animals greatly influences how we think about animals and our…
Animals and Media: A Style Guide for Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Websites
This website offers “style guidelines for media practitioners in the professions of journalism, entertainment media, advertising, and public relations to…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: The Critical Media Project
It’s no secret that young people in the U.S. spend an inordinate amount of time engaging with various kinds of…
The Critical Media Project
Websites
The Critical Media Project is a resource to help educators help their students think critically and meaningfully about media and…