10 Quotes on Gratitude
Usually for Thanksgiving here in the US, the IHE staff share what we’re thankful for. This year we decided to…
5 Assumptions We Should Try to Make About Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw The recent US election has highlighted a significant divisiveness. And the media and social media have been…
True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds
Activities/Lesson Plans
Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to…
5 Minute Changemaker: Write Right Now for a Better World
by Marsha Rakestraw I have a friend who has written to legislators, corporations, and other leaders and officials since she…
Resources for Humane(r) Holidays
by Marsha Rakestraw Spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach an all-time high of $8.4 billion. A lot…
12 Tips for Saving Money and Making Humane Choices
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the economy is growing and poverty has slightly declined, many people still struggle with finances and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Pretend You Know (and Care About) Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw The other day, as I was driving home from the dog park, I was following an SUV…
What’s the Price of Our Obsession With Beauty Products? (lesson plan)
Our obsession with looks and beauty — especially among women — is at an all-time high. We search endlessly for…
5 Minute Changemaker: Track Every Penny (for at Least a Month)
by Marsha Rakestraw $300 on meals out. $50 for your caffeine buzz. A new shirt. The book you have to…
The Essential Elements of Humane Education
by Zoe Weil One of the signs of a good educator is dedication to lifelong research and truth; critical and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Break the Habit of Mindless Habituation
by Marsha Rakestraw You know how you’re lying in bed listening to the urban surf outside, and pretty soon you…
How We Make Stuff: The Story Behind Our Everyday Things
Books
by Christiane Dorion Templar, 2012 Grades 3-7 Filled with colorful images, pop-ups, and tabs, How We Make Stuff touches on…