The Joy of Generosity: 19 Children’s Picture Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Every holiday season there’s a bizarre conflicting focus on acquiring and sharing, getting and giving. Help bring…
Exploring the Impacts of Our Consumer Choices [lesson plans]
by Marsha Rakestraw Jack Frost nipping at our noses. Silver bells ringing. Chestnuts roasting. Credit cards groaning. Retailers giggling with…
9 Strategies for Cultivating Empathy and Compassion in Your Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw To create a just, compassionate, sustainable world for all – and to help our students become solutionaries…
19 Lists of Children’s Picture Books for Your Humane Education Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Children’s books are a terrific tool for sharing positive values, teaching students (in age-appropriate ways) about global…
Humane Education: Tasting a Life of Purpose, Empathy, and Peace
by Institute for Humane Education It’s nearly summer, and a new group of students is beginning one of our graduate programs…
Resources for Teaching About Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Violence Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw While the recent #MeToo movement has amplified the problem of sexual harassment and violence, such violence has…
5 Minute Changemaker: Thank Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw Like many kids of my generation, I was raised to say thank you when helped in some…
Peace
Books
by Wendy Anderson Halperin Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013 Grades 1-5 “For there to be peace in the world…
Those Shoes
Books
by Maribeth Boelts Candlewick Press, 2007 Grades K-3 Jeremy wants those shoes that most of his classmates seem to have:…
8 Resources for Teaching About #MeToo and Sexual Harassment
by Marsha Rakestraw Update: We’ve added two new resources on 2/26/18. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to expand the…
Can You Spot the Biases in Your Classroom?
by IHE Peruse a piece of information, and it may seem objective. Look again with a more critical eye, and…
6 Videos for Teaching Students About Tech Bias and Influence
by Marsha Rakestraw Technology is not neutral. And while we’re increasingly learning about (and addressing) the pervasive influence of fake…