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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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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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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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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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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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