Two Wolves, Two Pictures: Helping Students Learn to “Feed” Their Best Selves
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s an old story usually attributed as a Cherokee legend. I haven’t been able to determine its…
Stories of Solutionaries & Changemakers
Global Issues Guides
Stories of adult and youth changemakers and solutionaries who are working for a better world to inspire and empower yourself…
Embrace Your Role as a Hummingbird
by Marsha Rakestraw Thinking about all our global challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed and powerless. In this excerpt from…
5 Minute Changemaker: Use the Power of One
by Marsha Rakestraw “If I look at the mass I will never act. If I look at the one, I…
ViewChange.org
Websites
ViewChange.org “brings together powerful, evidence-based videos that demonstrate progress in global development.” Videos featured include “documentaries, news reports, and viewer-generated…
Does Helping One Lead to Helping Many?
Image courtesy of dfletcher via Creative Commons. For my blog post today I wanted to share a recent essay I…
Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
Books
A thought-provoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in producing animal products and what we each can do to promote…
Star Trek, William Shatner, And a Humane World for All
Image courtesy of JD Hancock via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote…
Stories of the Holocaust From Those Who Lived It: iWitness
Research (and our own experience) shows that stories are a powerful motivator and learning tool. It’s challenging for us to…
When the Truths of Fiction Spark Change
I just finished Chris Cleave’s novel, Little Bee, a compelling, page-turning, and profound work of fiction about a 16-year-old refugee…
Tell Me a Story…
One day in my work as a teen librarian, I was helping a young man edit one of his final…