Resources: Trash Investigators

Trash Investigators

What’s in our trash that doesn’t need to be there? Participants investigate a trash source and analyze which items can be removed from the waste stream.

Grades: 4 and up
Time: 30 minutes

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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 for Humane Educators

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

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Solutionary Guidebook

Solutionary Guidebook

We are currently revising our Solutionary Guidebook. Check back soon for the updated version! We are excited to offer you a free, digital Solutionary Guidebook to help your students and children build solutionary practices. The guidebook details the multi-step Solutionary Framework and outlines how to use it to educate people to be solutionaries. It also offers case…

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Journal and pencil

Introduction to Naikan

Naikan is a Japanese practice of self-reflection and gratitude. Bring the benefits of to Naikan to your students using this activity guide.

Recommended grades: 5 and up
Time: 5-60 minutes

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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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