Behind the Smokescreen: Using Critical Thinking to Explore Tobacco and Tobacco Ads
 by Marsha Rakestraw My first memory of smoking is when I was hanging out with my much older brother and…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Guantanamo Boy
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Guantanamo Boy” by Anna Perera (2011, grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old…
Guantanamo Boy
Books
In “Guantanamo Boy” (grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan…
YC Teen
Websites
Youth Communication (YC) Teen “publishes true stories by teens” in New York City. Topics include social justice, health, identity, and…
14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries
Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth…
Shaping Youth
Websites
The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging…
IndyKids
Websites
IndyKids is a free newspaper for kids focused on engaging “young people to become informed world citizens through the production…
Youth Service America
Websites
Youth Service America (YSA) works with youth, schools and communities to help young people become empowered changemakers for a better…
Most Teens Don’t Think the World is Becoming a Better Place
At the EARCOS conference, one of the other keynote speakers was Michael Furdyk, co-founder of TakingITGlobal, a fantastic organization we’ve…
Humane Issues in the News
Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to…
Take This One Small Step for Big Change in Education
Image courtesy of cruiznbye/Flickr As the president of the Institute for Humane Education I spend most of my days advancing…
Humane Foundation
Websites
The Humane Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a humane world through humane education. Based in the Miami,…