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"TeachKind offers free Humane Education naterials and policy resources for K-12 Educators, AND College Educators. TeachKind has assembled dozens of free lessons that you can download or print right off your computer.
Students (Ages 5-12)
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"The mission of Humane Education Programs:
- Educate children and adults on the responsibilities necessary to ensure the welfare of companion animals and wildlife.
- Share the opinions of animal and civil rights organizations in a non-threatening manner.
- Encourage free thought and the development of personal values in regards to issues of importance within the field of humane education.
- Have students act as ambassadors, sharing the need for humane treatment of animals with family and friends in the community.
- This mission is accomplished through the teaching of humane education programs in schools and to community organizations. Programs provide students with non-bias information, the tools to form decisions, and the facts to encourage action. We recognize all forms of life as important and encourage individual decision making and action.
The rationale behind this mission is as follows:
- If students are told what to think they all too often listen and agree. A students mind can then easily be changed by the words of another saying the opposite. However, when students are taught to think independently and form personal perspective, students develop solid values which become part of them. For this reason it is necessary to teach non-bias information and allow the facts to influence students the same way the facts have influenced thousands of volunteers to become involved in the cause of humane education.
- Humane Education Programs rely entirely on the work of volunteers and donations. It is with great appreciation that we accept service and financial support from local schools and organizations.
'Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has'. - Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist"
"Our mission is to foster a sentiment of kindness to animals in children and adults."
"In 1963, Alice Morgan Wright wrote twelve simple principles to guide the humane care of animals. These principles have been the guiding light and fundamental underpinning of The National Humane Education Society
12 NHES Principles
To oppose cruelty in all its forms
To strive for an end to bullfighting, rodeo and all cruel sports wherever performed and wherever represented as art or as entertainment
To strive to abolish cruel trapping. To discourage hunting, especially as a sport
To oppose all poisoning of wildlife.
To protect and conserve wildlife for its own sake and not as a resource for Man's exploitation
To aid or initiate programs for slaughter reform
To teach humane handling and care of work animals and food animals
To advance programs for the humane sterilization of cats and dogs in order to reduce their overpopulation
To provide for the rescue, housing and feeding of lost, stray or abandoned animals, until suitable homes are found
To urge that when it is necessary to put any tame animal to death, unless some better method of euthanasia is available, it be so arranged that the animal be held in the arms of some human friend while it is being given a painless, preliminary anesthetic, to be stroked and comforted with reassuring words until it loses consciousness, after which the lethal agent should be quickly administered
To recognize in animals their capacity for friendship and their need of friends. To befriend all Earth's creatures, of the land, the sea and the air; to defend them against ravages by mankind, and to inspire in human beings compassion for all."
The National Humane Education Society has an exciting offer for communities in New York, Washington, D.C. and California!! NHES is currently offering free humane education presentations for schools in your area!
One style of program that has received high acclaim features life-size puppet characters in an assembly-style show. Each program is tailored to fit the needs of the individual school or classroom and emphasizes responsibility and kindness.
If you would like to schedule a school program, please contact our Education Department by clicking this link: Education.
"The International Institute for Humane Education is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to creating a humane world through humane education.
Write to us: P.O. Box 260, Surry, ME 04614
Phone/Fax: (207) 667-1025
IIHE is headquartered in Surry, ME where it has the use of a beautiful facility situated on 28 oceanfront acres overlooking the mountains of Acadia National Park. The grounds include an organic garden, a beautiful wooded trail, and a pebble beach where seals, eagles, loons and osprey are frequently seen.
The International Institute for Humane Education:
- Has been training humane educators and promoting comprehensive humane education since 1996.
-Created the first humane education training and certificate program in the U.S.
- Assisted Cambridge College in offering the first M.Ed. in humane education in the U.S.
- Hosted the first comprehensive International Humane Education Symposium.
- Has trained hundreds of humane educators reaching thousands of students.
- Has reached people and communities worldwide through our distance-learning certificate and degree programs, workshops, presentations, publications and website.
'Humane education offers real hope for the new century.'
- David Selby, Ph.D., Canada
Director, International Institute for Global Education
Humane education - turning compassion into action
Humane education examines the challenges facing our planet, from human oppression and animal exploitation to materialism and ecological degradation. It explores how we might live with compassion and respect for everyone: not just our friends and neighbors, but all people; not just our own dogs and cats, but all animals; not just our own homes, but also the earth itself, our ultimate home. Humane educators inspire people to live examined, intentional lives so that what they do today helps the planet, animals and all people tomorrow. "
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