Resources for Teaching About Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Violence Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw While the recent #MeToo movement has amplified the problem of sexual harassment and violence, such violence has…
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…
Take Calculated Steps to Reduce Your Footprint
by Marsha Rakestraw You’ve probably read tons of tips about living lighter on the planet, but have you ever taken…
Get Wise About Water: Ideas and Resources for Teaching About Water Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us take for granted washing our hands, using flush toilets, getting a drink of clean…
Resources for Teaching and Learning About Child Marriage
by Marsha Rakestraw When she was 11-years-old in the 1970s, Sherry Johnson was forced to marry the 20-year-old man who…
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…
We Need to Do a Better Job of Teaching Students About US Slavery
by Marsha Rakestraw In February 2018, a Bronx teacher allegedly had a few of her black students lie on the…
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…
8 Resources for Teaching About #MeToo and Sexual Harassment
by Marsha Rakestraw Update: We’ve added two new resources on 2/26/18. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to expand the…
11 Activities to Help Students Understand Different Perspectives
by Marsha Rakestraw In mid-January, two boys, ages 12 and 13, killed more than 500,000 bees and destroyed tens of…
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…