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…
How Do Your Electronic Gadgets Rate on Their Environmental Impact?
by Marsha Rakestraw A friend of mine is a technology early adopter. He wants the latest version of his favorite…
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…
Merchants of Doubt
Videos/Movies
by Robert Kenner 2014 96 min Inspired by the book of the same name, Merchants of Doubt follows the trail…
Resources for Teaching About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
by Marsha Rakestraw Update 10/31/16: The #StandingRockSyllabus was added to the list. For weeks now, thousands of members of more…
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
Websites
Created and maintained by educator Frank W. Baker, the Media Literacy Clearinghouse offers lesson plans, resources, and more to help…
Transparency International
Websites
Transparency International “gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to…
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…
The Big Fix
Videos/Movies
On April 20, 2010 deep in the Gulf of Mexico one of the biggest oil disasters of our time occurred.…
I’ve Been Branded!
Activities/Lesson Plans
This icebreaker activity helps students gain a sense of how surrounded they may be by brands and products by using…
Time to Change Corporations: Closing the Citizenship Gap
Books
A corporate lawyer for more than 30 years, Hinkley has been striving to help corporations become better “citizens.” In Time…
What’s Behind the Label? Exploring the Meanings & Motivations Behind “Ethical” Labeling
Image courtesy of plakboek/Flickr. Many people wanting to make more compassionate, sustainable choices often find themselves confused, overwhelmed, frustrated, and…