Browse these Teaching Resources – I think you’ll enjoy perusing this list of mostly free online teaching resources which I gathered from classes I took from Institute for Humane Education and networking with peers in VWs.

The best introduction to Humane Education is to watch the IHE founder’s video:

Dozens of Humane Education activities are available online, sorted by grade level at: I have aligned these lesson plans to the Common Core State Standards at: The state standards provide achievement guidelines without content; but humane education activities are content-rich and (I claim for obvious reasons) lead to highly engaged students  and improved teacher morale.

To learn the philosophy and techniques of Humane Education, I recommend this book: “The Power and Promise of Humane Education” by Zoe Weil. I excerpted 3 key pages explaining how you can infuse your current lessons with Humane Education activities; I included useful lesson plan links here:

Online Book: Black Ants & Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades – extremely cool multicultural book about diversity and K-6 teaching.

Outstanding Peoples History lesson plans & resources you can filter by grade levels.

Education for Liberation Network (ELN) – an online database of social justice lesson plans and teaching resources. I found a useful search page with grade level filtering:

Some classroom activities from iEARN, a wonderful global educators network

Teaching Tolerance – very nice and easily accessible lesson plans from Southern Poverty Law Center.

Radical Math – nice collection of web links and resources. Seems mostly written by others. Great concept! I might teach some of these, but would probably omit the “Radical Math” brand. – Online teaching resources recommended by IHE. Requires user / school registration.

WebQuests are online student assignments, to perform Internet research and blog their findings (or other classroom activities such as papers and presentations). Design Patterns for WebQuests here. A large collection of online WebQuests, sorted by subject and grade and tools for authoring WebQuests are here. – Very influential thoughts by Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff Project – Green Teacher Online Magazine – Rethinking Schools – Online Magazine – ecological footprint quiz – builds awareness of responsible choices – Responsible Shopper – Terrific investigative profiles of corporate controversies, a great resource for researching “True Price” – nonpartisan information about front groups, propaganda, and think tanks – great for evaluating the veracity of sources – essential aide to critical thinking exercises

Some other favorite resources:

K-12 Economics/Finance Instructional Materials

Civics Education

Activism Resources: The Ruckus Society

Numerous Additional Resource Links from IHE: