Resources: True Price

El Costo Verdadero

A lesson on the true cost of goods The true price activity helps students explore the positive and negative impacts of our product choices on themselves, other people, animals, and the earth.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time:(2) 45-minute class sessions

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Whale breaching the ocean's surface

El Estómago de La Ballena

Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el impacto de la economía lineal en las prácticas sociales de consumo y desecho mientras exploran los distintos tipos de basura que se encontraron en el estómago de una ballena. Grados: 3-8Duración: 30-45 minutos Recursos Recomendados de IHE: Emite tu Voto

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Resources: True Price

True Price

A lesson on the true cost of goods The true price activity helps students explore the positive and negative impacts of our product choices on themselves, other people, animals, and the earth.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time:(2) 45-minute class sessions

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dinner party

How’d That Get on My Plate?

This activity encourages participants to explore how sample ingredients in our food might affect the environment, people, and animals, and what alternatives might exist that could do more good and less harm.

Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: 45 minutes to several days

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Reclaiming Billboards

Analyzing Advertising

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

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plastic trash washed up from the ocean

An Ocean of Plastic

Using the five gyres of plastic pollution as a springboard, this activity encourages participants to explore the issues surrounding trash in our oceans and to develop solutions.

Recommended grades: 3-5
Time: 3 to 4 60-minute sessions

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Urgency and Opportunity: Preparing a Generation of Solutionaries 

(A Call to Action by Steve Cochrane, Executive Director of the Institute for Humane Education) Over the past two years, life as we know it has changed. We have seen the entire world impacted by disease. We are watching the atrocities of war through our daily news feeds. We are facing a climate crisis, a crisis…

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Be a Force for Good for Ukraine

I am a humane educator, someone who teaches about the cruelties, destruction, and injustices we perpetrate on other humans, animals, and the environment and who helps people cultivate compassion and integrity and become solutionaries able and motivated to build humane, healthy, and just societal systems. It is in this capacity – rather than as an expert in geopolitics or…

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LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues

Find resources (articles, videos, reports, lesson plans, etc.) that explore issues affecting people who are gender fluid (or questioning), gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or questioning, and that seek positive solutions that uphold and protect their rights as human beings. Use these resources to help learn more and/or teach about these issues. Curated by the Institute…

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