Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes a concept called “the danger of the single story” in her TED talk. She explains that this danger comes from people being told the same single story in slightly different ways over and over again until it is the only story they know. These stories

By Jeannie Russell One of the challenges to creating a meaningful service curriculum within our humane education framework is finding ways to link the kind of complex, multiply-determined issues we care about – like industrial and animal agriculture, environmental racism, climate justice, and the exploitation of non-human animals in all

By Liz Walch Humane education and classroom engagement go hand in hand. First, bringing humane education into the classroom increases student engagement and empowerment. Second, strengthening student engagement during humane education lessons increases the students’ interest, knowledge, creativity, and caring for the topics at hand. Here are three recommendations to

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

By Chris Parrucci Humane Education isn’t a subject in school or a fun topic for an after-school program; humane education is a movement. It is a movement that advocates for children, who are more than test scores, more than soon-to-be participants in the workforce. At it’s core, humane education aims

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