By Mickey Kudia It is common for children’s books to use farm animals as protagonists. Sometimes these books fall into the genre of fantasy, as Charlotte’s Web does, and other times these characters are portrayed more realistically, such as in Black Beauty. I’ve noticed that most of the children’s books

This past April, HEART program managers, Kristina Hulvershorn and Mickey Kudia, presented at the Association of Professional Humane Educators’ National Humane Education Conference in Seattle, Washington. The presentation titled, Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning through Humane Education, taught attendees from across the country practical steps for incorporating social and emotional

Opinion or persuasive writing can be an excellent opportunity to teach about activism and real-world social justice issues in the classroom. This blog will provide you with ideas for how to modify your opinion-writing unit to include a social justice component, while meeting academic standards. Have Students Write About a