Resources: What Will you Say?

What Will You Say?

At the end of your very long life, a child asks you what you did to help make the world so much better. Guide students through this visualization to help them get in touch with their power to make positive change.

Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: 10-20 minutes

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Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

Help students explore and reflect upon their snap perceptions of others and show how stereotypes can limit receptivity.

Grades: 6 and up
Time: 20-30 minutes

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Resources: Think Therefore I Act

I Think Therefore I Act

Based on the Privilege Walk, this activity encourages students/participants to develop an awareness of the kinds of choices we make every day that impact other people, nonhuman animals, and the environment.

Recommended Grades: 9 and up
Time: A few class periods

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Wonder Walk

Participants take turns leading each other on a silent Wonder Walk to discover the natural world with their five senses.

Recommended for all ages
Time: 30 minutes

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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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Resources: Power Chat

Power Chat

What are the problems of the world? What tools and skills do I have to make a positive impact? This activity can serve as a good icebreaker to allow fellow advocates to know each other better and to focus on important issues, or it can serve as an introduction for exploring what each (and all) of us can do for positive social change.

Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: 30 minutes or more

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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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Pretty Mindful: A Sustainable Clothing Workshop for Tween Girls

By empowering young people to be mindful consumers of fashion, they can determine best practices for sustainability that do the least amount of harm to people, animals, and the environment.

Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: Six class meetings, each ranging approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in length

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Resources: Pillars of Humane Education

Pillars of Humane Education

This brief activity is a great icebreaker for groups of humane educators or student (or adult) solutionaries to help them define their visions.

Recommended: grades 8 and upTime: 30-45 minutes

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Leave Only Footprints

Everyone has an ecological footprint. Participants use paper footprints to simulate the impact of their choices on the earth. Extension activities allow students to explore their ecological footprints and what choices can be made to reduce them.

Recommended: grades 6 and up
Time: 45 minutes

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