We Fit Together

This lesson aims to teach students that they matter as individuals, that we have things in common, and that they bring special qualities to society. Grades: Early Childhood (Pre K-2)Time: 45-60 minutes Related IHE Resources: Early Childhood Humane Education Book List

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Resources: Cast your Vote

Cast Your Vote

Students learn about the “hidden costs” in everyday products and practice voting their values by “buying” different kinds of items. Grades: 6 and upTime: 60-90 minutes Related IHE Resources: Be a C.R.I.T.I.C, True Price

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Resources: Human rights for all?

Derechos Humanos para Todos?

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes a familiarizarse con la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Grados: 9 en adelante.Time: 45-60 minutes Related IHE Resources: El estómago de la Ballena

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Resources: Human rights for all?

Human Rights for All?

This activity familiarizes students with the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and inspires them to think about ways to take action. Recommended for: Grades 9 and up.Time: 45-60 minutes Related IHE Resources: Power Chat

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Resources: Cast your Vote

Emite tu voto

Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el “costo oculto” en los productos que utilizan de manera cotidiana y ponen en práctica sus valores al “votar” o elegir alternativas a los productos que compran regularmente Grados: 6 en adelanteDuración: 60-90 minutes Recursos Relacionados de IHE: Be a C.R.I.T.I.C, True Price

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Resources: Council of all beings

Council of All Beings

Participants “become” a being or part of nature and share the lives, concerns, hopes, and wisdom of their being in a Council.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time: 1-2 hours

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Whale breaching the ocean's surface

Whale’s Stomach

Students learn about the impact of our “throwaway society” by exploring all the different kinds of trash found in a whale’s stomach.

Recommended grades: 3-8
Time: 15-45 minutes

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Resources: Be a C.R.I.T.I.C.

Be a C.R.I.T.I.C.

Participants learn and use the C.R.I.T.I.C. technique to enable them to bring critical thinking skills to any information they receive, whether from industry, non-profits, government or media.

Recommended grades: Recommended for grades 6 and up.
Time: 30-45 minutes

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Resources: Whom do you Pet?

Whom Do You Pet & Whom Do You Eat?

What are our relationships with different kinds of animals, and why do those relationships exist? Lead students in an activity that explores why we treat different types of animals differently, and how we can learn to view them with different eyes.

Recommended grades: 5 and upTime: 60 minutes

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Systems Thinking: Bicycle Example

This resource contains multiple lesson plans for students in upper elementary school, middle school, and high school. Using a bicycle as a metaphor to help students think about systems, the lessons cover an introduction to systems to deeper analysis.

Recommended grades: Adjustable for grades 3+
Time: Varies

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