Media Literacy

Online Games for Social Change

Find digital games focused on social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and/or animal protection issues. Useful for introducing these issues to learners and helping them think critically. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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Humane Education Can Happen Everywhere: An Interview with Lynne Westmoreland

Humane Education Can Happen Everywhere: An Interview with Lynne Westmoreland

Introduction: Lynne Westmoreland was a professional pianist and piano instructor for over thirty years. When deciding on a meaningful path after retirement, she discovered humane education when attending the Washington, DC Green Festival and meeting Zoe Weil. Humane education represented everything Lynne had cared about her entire life, and IHE’s graduate program connected the dots…

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Creating a Globally Competent Generation: An Interview with Dana Mortenson

Creating a Globally Competent Generation: An Interview with Dana Mortenson

Introduction: Dana is the Co-Founder and CEO of World Savvy, a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K-12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions needed to thrive in a more…

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How Menopause Taught Me What We Can and Can’t Control

How Menopause Taught Me What We Can and Can’t Control

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. In my 30s and 40s, I listened to older friends talk about the hot flashes and disrupted sleep associated with menopause, and I sometimes thought: “It can’t be that bad. So what if you feel a flush of heat? Big deal!”…

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Humane Education and Travel: An Interview with Vincie Ho

Humane Education and Travel: An Interview with Vincie Ho

Introduction: Vincie Ho (she/her), a humane educator and social justice advocate, founded RISE Travel Institute in June 2020 with a commitment to engage young people in important conversations around human rights, animal protection, and environmental sustainability in the context of travel. She is also the creator of Paths Crossing, a humane education card game designed…

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Why the Cycle of Animal Abuse Is Not Only Bad for Animals, It’s Bad for Us

How Barbie Changed a Black Girl’s Life

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. As a child, I loved Barbie dolls and crafting Barbie stories with my friends. Getting a new outfit for Barbie — especially when I could pick it out myself at the nearby toy store — filled me with joy. But…

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How to Teach about Structural Racism: An Interview with Ayo Magwood

Introduction: Ayo Magwood (Uprooting Inequity LLC) is an educational consultant specializing in in-depth, evidence-based education on historical and structural racism. These seminars include primary and secondary historical evidence, data, quantitative maps, research studies and original diagrams/images, and each session represents 300-400 hours of research, synthesis, and graphic design work. Ayo is also writing a book…

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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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