Help Students Make Connections With Planetary Problem Puzzle (lesson plan)
One of the key tenets of humane education that IHE strives to help others understand is how interconnected issues are.…
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…
Two Wolves, Two Pictures: Helping Students Learn to “Feed” Their Best Selves
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s an old story usually attributed as a Cherokee legend. I haven’t been able to determine its…
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…
6 Resources for Teaching About Current Events (With a Global Ethical Lens)
by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in high school, our social studies class kept track of “current events.” But here’s…
9 Resources for Teaching About Unconscious Bias
by Marsha Rakestraw We all have biases. We’ve heard many times that those biases are an evolutionary adaptation that helped…
Friday Feature: 4 Resources About Forests and Deforestation
by Marsha Rakestraw Here in Oregon, where I live, we’re still mourning the loss of tens of thousands of acres…
Becoming Humane Beings (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Right at the start of the school year is a great time to encourage students to think…
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…
Resources for Teaching About Hunger, Famine, and Food Insecurity
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have said “I’m starving!” when we were hungry – especially as kids. Right now,…
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…
Becoming a Solutionary
Activities/Lesson Plans
This activity is a brief exploration of some of the skills and processes needed to explore problems of concern to…