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Children’s Literature with Humane Themes

We’ve curated lists of children’s books focused on humane themes, from human rights to animal protection to environmental stewardship to citizenship, culture, and more. On this board you will find great suggestions for humane educators and parents.

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Hunger and Famine

Hunger, Famine, and Food Security

Find resources (articles, websites, videos, lesson plans, etc.) for teaching and learning about issues related to hunger and famine. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.  

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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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Water Issues

Water Issues

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on water issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic.

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Teach about Bees

Teaching and Learning About Bees

We rely on bees for most of our food, and bees are dying by the millions (if not billions). Use these reports, films, links and other resources to help you learn and teach more about issues related to the bee crisis.

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Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on issues related to palm oil to help you learn and/or teach about this topic.

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Overfishing

Overfishing and Industrial Fishing

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more about overfishing, industrial fishing, and related issues to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues.

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Apps for a better world

Apps for a Better World

Smartphone apps focused on making more ethical choices are proliferating. Find suggested apps to help you make choices that do more good and less harm for people, animals, and the earth. Save

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A Solutionary Unit

What Do the Primary Causes of Death in the US Have to Do With the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico? What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico? How can these two seemingly disparate problems possibly be connected? This unit…

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