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…
How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the humane education activities we use to help students and solutionaries think more deeply about…
#FridayFeature: 3 More Inspiring TED(x) Talks By Young Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw Young people aren’t waiting to grow up until they make a difference. They’re taking action now, and…
#FridayFeature: 4 Inspiring TED(x) Talks By Young Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw “The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve…
Why We Don’t Care About Mass Atrocities and What We Can Do About It
by Marsha Rakestraw A recent report from the UN and other agencies emphasizes that 80% of Yemeni children need humanitarian…
Saving Animals and Empowering People Through Humane Education: An Interview With Tod Emko
Tod Emko is a conservationist from New York City. While Emko’s “day job” is as a web developer for Blue…
6 Sources for Positive News
by Marsha Rakestraw Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues.…
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Books
by Chelsea Clinton Philomel Books, 2017. Grades PreK-2. “She persisted” has become a mantra for many since the 2016 US…
Celebrating 21 Years of Humane Education Transformation
by Zoe Weil Twenty-one years ago this month, I co-founded the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) with my friend and…
For Your Must-Read List: “Drawdown” Is Full of Hope, Meaningful Solutions for Addressing Climate Change
by Zoe Weil The Institute for Humane Education’s graduate programs with Valparaiso University include five core courses: 1. Introduction to…
Use the “5 Whys” to Get to the Root of the Problem
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans like to solve problems. But we also like to do it quickly and with minimal…
Why I Feel Hopeful Despite Trump’s Decision on the Paris Climate Accord
by Zoe Weil Two important things happened on June 1 that aren’t directly, but are symbolically, related: 1.    President Trump…