Making Connections, Creating Solutions (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw How are a plastic bag, a shell, and some sea water connected? In her lesson plan Making…
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…
“Boys Can’t Do That!”: 3 Activities for Exploring Gender Roles with Young Children
by Marsha Rakestraw “He can’t have a doll, he’s a boy!” “Girls can’t be firemen!” “You’re not a boy. You…
Rekindle Students’ Love of Nature with “Natural Value” (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw Children tend to have an inherent affinity for the natural world. That connection can fade if it’s…
Can You Spot the Biases in Your Classroom?
by IHE Peruse a piece of information, and it may seem objective. Look again with a more critical eye, and…
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…
7 Resources for 7.5 Billion: Teaching About Human Population and Overpopulation
by Marsha Rakestraw There have never been more people on the planet at the same time, and never so many…
The World’s Most Powerful Animal (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw Dear Friends, I noticed that you have begun discussing the problems facing planet earth, such as pollution…
Resources for Teaching About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Racism, and Hate
by Marsha Rakestraw Over the weekend, hatred and violence descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists amassed  to “take America…
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…
Help Your Students Become Eco-Champions (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Spring brings warmer weather, new life, and a hunger to be outside, renewing our connection to the…
Circle of Compassion (lesson plan)
What is compassion? Who and what are in our circles of compassion? This activity, appropriate for grades 4 and up,…