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 PriceRead more »
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 PriceRead more »
Students learn to be ad-savvy by exploring the pervasiveness of ads in their lives and by analyzing what ads are trying to sell…and trying to hide.
Recommended grades: 4 and up
Time: 45-60 minutes
This activity helps students think about how we are all connected and how our actions impact others and the environment.
Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: Three to four 45-60 minute class sessions
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…Read more »
Dixie Espinosa, an IHE M.Ed. graduate, is a former secondary English, history, and ESOL instructor. After leaving the classroom, she worked as a Program Director for an English literacy non-profit training tutors how to teach English as a second language to adult immigrants. Currently, Dixie works as Front of House and Social Media & Events…Read more »
by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day, we’re teaching kids that food is trash.” ~ Jonathan Bloom Our school food systems in the US are not set up to minimize waste or encourage healthy habits. Students are often rushed at lunchtime, may have unappetizing food options, may be given (or take) much more food than they’ll eat,…Read more »
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s the holiday season. Which of these better describes your state of mind: Joyous, meaningful, balanced? Or, exhausted, stressed, conflicted? The winter holidays have gained a reputation for reaching the epitome of the “overs”: overspending, overbooking, overstressing, overconsuming. And more people are expressing a desire to simplify their holidays and bring more…Read more »
by Marsha Rakestraw Updated January 2023 We hear about forced and child labor, reading about specific instances in the news, and we may wonder whether the sugar, cookies, or bananas we bought last week, or the cellphone we’re using, or the fireworks we enjoy are made with the hands of children or slaves; it can…Read more »
by Marsha Rakestraw Earth Day may be every day, but our relationship to the natural world often gets a little extra attention in April. Children are hungry to connect with their world and learn what they can do to make a positive difference. Check out these 21 children’s books that help inspire a desire to…Read more »