cultivating kindness

Cultivating Humane & Ethical Values

Most people want a compassionate, healthy, just world. Use these resources to help cultivate humane values (such as kindness, compassion, empathy, and integrity) in your students and yourself. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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books

Recommended Books

In this document you’ll find recommended books in several categories and on a variety of subjects. We have also curated a series of children’s books for educators and parents to use, and you’ll find links to these compilations at the beginning of this document. You’ll also find books for adults on education, social justice, environmental…

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pretty mindful

Pretty Mindful: A Sustainable Clothing Workshop for Tween Girls

by Dixie Espinosa, M.Ed. Valparaiso University Institute for Humane Education June 2019 The purpose of this curriculum is to provide a series of humane education workshops to educate a new generation of conscientious consumers of sustainable fashion. By empowering young girls to be mindful consumers of fashion, they can determine best practices for sustainability that…

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Teach About Fake News

Teaching About Fake News

Resources (lesson plans, websites, films, articles, etc.) and tips for helping teach about fake news, news literacy, and critical thinking. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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last child in the woods

Children & Nature Network

Co-founded by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, the Children & Nature Network seeks to reconnect children with the natural world. The website offers ideas, resources, tools, and several initiatives to help children, families, schools, and communities connect with nature and renew their love and wonder for the environment. Initiatives and resources…

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Group of student solutionaries working on a project

Introduction to Solutionary Thinking

This activity is a brief exploration of some of the skills and processes needed to explore problems of concern to students and develop meaningful solutions. Actually engaging in substantial solutionary work is beyond the scope of this activity. In this activity, students will practice critical, systems, strategic, and creative thinking skills in order to brainstorm…

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Resource header: True Price

True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds

Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to a just and humane world. Recommended for grades 5 and up. Time: 5-20 minutes

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