The beauty of literature is that it allows the reader to see the world through the perspective of another person or animal, which connects perfectly with humane education’s goals of teaching empathy and critical thinking. Learning about a topic through a narrative also allows us to better remember information because

On February 13th, HEART’s Chicago Program Manager, Mickey Kudia, presented a workshop at the bi-annual Critical Teaching in Action Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. This year’s theme for the conference was environmental education and social justice and featured a keynote presentation from Tim Swinehart who co-edited

When you were younger, what were your thoughts about animals? Were you convinced that your pet fish loved you? Or thought that certain animals like snakes and black cats were evil? As children and even as adults, we hold many assumptions about animals. Assumptions are beliefs we hold even though

Teaching elementary students about farmed animals is a tricky topic. Students this age are developing both intellectually and emotionally, and we want to shield them from information that might be disturbing, including facts about how animals are raised for food. However, elementary students are also developing their own sense of