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…
The Changing Face of Advertising: What It Might Mean and How It Might Matter
This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. by Zoe…
5 Minute Changemaker: Just Say No To Junk Mail
by Marsha Rakestraw While junk mail is on a downturn in the US, marketers still produce close to five billion…
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…
¿Qué Precio Tiene La Belleza?
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Esta actividad le ayuda a los estudiantes a explorar y pensar críticamente sobre el impacto de los ingredientes en los…
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…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”
by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How…
Project Wild Thing
Videos/Movies
by David Bond Green Lion, 2013 80 min How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: The Critical Media Project
It’s no secret that young people in the U.S. spend an inordinate amount of time engaging with various kinds of…