Recommended Books and Videos

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Education, Critical Thinking


Be Heard Now! by Lee Glickstein
EarthKind: A Teachers Handbook on Humane Education by David Selby *
Earth Education: A New Beginning by Steve Van Matre *
Thinking Like a Mountain by J. Seed, J. Macy, P. Fleming & A. Naess *
For Your Own Good by Alice Miller *
The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewllyn *
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto *
One World, One Earth: Educating Children for Social Responsibility by Merryl Hammond & Rob Collins *
Your Life is Your Message by Eknath Easwaran
Self-esteem: A Classroom Affair, Volumes I & II by M. & C. Borba
Earthrights: Education as if the Planet Really Mattered by S. Greig, G. Pike & D. Selby
Making Global Connections: A World Studies Workbook edited by D.W. Hicks & M. Steiner
EarthChild: Games, Stories, Activities, Experiments & Ideas About Living Lightly on Planet Earth by Sheehan & Waidner
Speaking with Confidence: A Guide for Public Speakers by Wanda Vasallo *


Preparing for the 21st Century
Schools for Sale

Animal Issues


Animal Liberation by Peter Singer*
Diet for a New America by John Robbins *
Animal Factories by Jim Mason and Peter Singer (out of print)
When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson *
The Cruel Deception by Robert Sharpe (out of print) *
A View to a Death in the Morning by Matt Cartmill *
Beyond Animal Rights edited by Josephine Donovan and Carol Adams *
So, You Love Animals by Zoe Weil *
Animals in Society by Zoe Weil *
Animal Rights: Opposing Viewpoints edited by Janelle Rohr *
An Unnatural Order by Jim Mason *
Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnetz *
The Animal Rights Movement in America by Lawrence and Susan Finsen
Inhumane Society by Michael Fox
The American Hunting Myth by Ron Baker
The Bowhunting Alternative by Adrian Behnke
The Great Ape Project by Roberto Cavialleri and Peter Singer *
The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol Adams
May All be Fed by John Robbins
The Power of Your Plate by Neal Barnard, M.D.
Stolen for Profit by Judith Reitman
The Monkey Wars by Deborah Blum
The Dreaded Comparison by Marjorie Spiegel
Free the Animals by Ingrid Newkirk
Beyond the Dolphin’s Smile by Ric O’Barry
The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan
Eating With Conscience: The Bioethics of Food by Dr. Michael W. Fox


The Animals’ Agenda
The Bunny Hugger’s Gazette


Diet for A New America
Their Future in Your Hands
Unnecessary Fuss
Inside Bioresearch
What’s Wrong with Hunting?
Cheap Tricks
Breaking Barriers
Classroom Cut-Ups
IIHE compilation tape
The Witness

Environmental Issues


Betrayal of Science and Reason by Paul & Anne Ehrlich
Beyond the Limits by Meadows, Meadows and Randers
Choose to Reuse by Nikki & David Goldbeck
Deep Ecology by Bill Devall and George Sessions *
Earth in Mind by David Orr
Greenwash: The Reality Behind Corporate Environmentalism by Jed Greer & Kenny Bruno
Lethal Laws by Alix Fano
Our Ecological Footprint by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees *
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson *
Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things by John C. Ryan and Alan Thein Durning
Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin *
World War III by Michael Tobias *
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
State of the World books by the Worldwatch Institute
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth by Jon Javna
Coming Back to Life by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown
The Biophilia Hypothesis edited by Stephen Kellert and Edward O. Wilson
Earth For Sale by Brian Tokar
The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken
The Trade-Off Myth by Eban Goodstein


E Magazine
Green Teacher
Earth Island Journal


Sea of Slaughter
World War III
Population Bomb
To Wake up one Day Different
Our Vanishing Forests

Cultural Issues


Marketing Madness by Michael F. Jacobson and Laurie Ann Mazur
When Corporations Rule the World by David Korten
In the Absence of the Sacred by Jerry Mander
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn *
Toxic Sludge is Good for You by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton *
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman *
Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment by James Garbarino
Media Alert: 200 Activities to Create Media-Savvy Kids by Susan Lockwood Summers
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartman
Culture Jam by Kalle Lasn
Which World? Scenarios for the 21st Century by Allen Hammond
How Wal*Mart is Destroying America by Bill Quinn
The Age of Missing Information by Bill McKibben
Rich Media, Poor Democracy by Robert W. McChesney
The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk *
Downsize This by Michael Moore
Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America’s Schools by Alex Molnar
The Plug-In Drug by Marie Winn


The Bomb Under the World
The Ad and The Ego
Killing Us Softly

Activity Books and Reports

Media Alert! 200 Activities to Create Media-Savvy Kids by Sue Lockwood Summers
Captive Kids: A Report on Commercial Pressures on Kids at School by Consumer Reports


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