Exploring the Hidden Costs and Influences of Ads
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us think that we’re not that influenced by ads. We’ve developed our brand loyalty over…
Teaching About Gillette’s Call for Men to Be Their Best … And the Backlash
by Zoe Weil Gillette’s new ad, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” has quickly gone viral, eliciting a storm…
Exploring the Impacts of Our Consumer Choices [lesson plans]
by Marsha Rakestraw Jack Frost nipping at our noses. Silver bells ringing. Chestnuts roasting. Credit cards groaning. Retailers giggling with…
Who’s Missing From Mainstream Media? (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw A few years ago at our graduate student residency, one of the students led an activity in…
15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2017
by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2017
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
11 Activities for Teaching About Advertising
by Marsha Rakestraw In her TEDx talk, “Educating for Freedom,” IHE President Zoe Weil highlights how our culture inundates us…
The Changing Face of Advertising: What It Might Mean and How It Might Matter
This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. by Zoe…
What’s New Wednesday 2-8-17: News & Resources for Changemakers & Educators
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
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…
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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…