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…
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…
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…
Piecing Me Together
Books
by Renee Watson Scholastic, 2017 261 pgs Grades 7-12 Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, a…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Books
by Sherman Alexie Little, Brown & Co, 2007. 230 pgs Grades 8 and up Arnold Spirit, Jr., is a 14-year-old…
What’s New Wednesday 2-22-17: News & Resources for Educators & Changemakers
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values;…
Don’t Fall Into the Changemaker Trap That Makes People Resist Positive Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Awhile back I had dinner with some new non-vegan friends and colleagues. I was the only vegan…
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…