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 TEDx…
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 of…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
by Marsha Rakestraw Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150…
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
by Marsha Rakestraw The ways in which we talk about and portray nonhuman animals greatly influences how we think about…
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
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s no secret that young people in the U.S. spend an inordinate amount of time engaging with…
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…
Análisis de Anúncios
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Estudiantes tienen que explorar como se afectan los anuncios a sus vidas y analizar lo que tratan vender o lo…
9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles
by Marsha Rakestraw Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy…
Marketers Using Sneakier Strategies to Reach Kids
by Marsha Rakestraw As the commotion of digital information escalates, marketers have resorted to extraordinary strategies to capture our attention.…