Resources: Cast your Vote

Emite tu voto

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 Price

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Resources: Cast your Vote

Cast Your Vote

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 Price

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Resources: Two Apples

Two Apples

In this icebreaker, participants learn just how important words and actions are when they explore their impact on two apples.

Grades: PreK – 8
Time: 5-10 minutes

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What Should You Do When You Feel Prejudice Against Others?

Feeling prejudice against someone because of their race is pretty foreign to me, but this past weekend I was blindsided by a tsunami of my own prejudice. My husband and I had finished a walk in Acadia National Park near where we live, and I heard a group of people speaking Russian – a language I’ve studied,…

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Schools are becoming an epicenter of culture wars, but there is a solution to the conflicts

School board members are receiving death threats. School board meetings have become shouting matches. The national news is regularly reporting about the most local of politics—school board elections in tiny districts. The two primary topics causing all this conflict are COVID-based mandates for masking and/or vaccination and teaching about racism in social studies classes. This post is about…

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Be a Solutionary, Make a Difference, and Find Meaning in Your Life

When I observe our dogs, I often envy their seeming ease in the world. Sure, Pippin gets anxious when we leave the house (and the couch cover gets a wee bit more torn up as a result); Poppy cringes when treats are tossed her way (perhaps because she was abused before we rescued her); and Hershel has a pillow…

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Why Star Trek compelled me to humiliate myself and why it matters

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. When I was 15 I asked William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek series, to kiss me. He had given a talk at a Star Trek convention, and when he opened for questions, my hand flew up in the air….

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solutionary

We need a solutionary generation

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. This post is a short excerpt from the second edition of Zoe’s book, The World Becomes What We Teach, which will be coming out in March, 2021. In the United States the current purpose of schooling is expressed in the mission…

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