Links to additional resources for Teachers


Elementary grades


US Fish & Wildlife Service.
For students of all ages. Explore and learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats and how you can help conserve, protect, and enhance them. http://www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/educators.html

American Veterinary Medical Association

Information on veterinary careers, responsible pet ownership, dog bite prevention, and other pet care topics. https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/default.aspx

Online resources for lesson plans and activities for grades 1-4. http://www.petweek.org/resources.html

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Dog Bites: How Much Do You Know? Six True or False statements with answers. http://www.bestfriends.org/atthesanctuary/humaneeducation/crbitequiz.cfm

Lesson Plan: Safety Around Animals. Five situations to help students learn how to meet new animals. http://www.bestfriends.org/atthesanctuary/humaneeducation/crsafety.cfm

Lesson Plan: Secret Sacks.To teach students that being a responsible pet owner means more than just providing food, water, and shelter. This interactive lesson helps students learn about basic pet care needs in a fun, hands-on way. http://www.bestfriends.org/atthesanctuary/humaneeducation/crsecretsacks.cfm

Lesson Plan: Pet Overpopulation Scroll. To demonstrate how pet overpopulation happens by creating a class scroll or mural which shows how quickly a few dogs can become many more. http://www.bestfriends.org/atthesanctuary/humaneeducation/croverpopulation.cfm


TeachKind is a group of educators, school administrators, librarians, students, and community members devoted to teaching students compassion, empathy, and responsibility toward animals. TeachKind serves as a resource to aid educators in teaching kindness toward animals and to help schools become animal-friendly. http://www.teachkind.org/



Middle School & High School


The Science Bank: Humane Science Education Projects

A free lending program of humane products that enable educators to teach and students to learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology lessons without harming animals, themselves, or the Earth. Call (800) 729-2287 or visit http://www.animalearn.org

US Fish & Wildlife Servic - For students of all ages. Explore and learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats and how you can help conserve, protect, and enhance them. http://www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/educators.html

American Veterinary Medical Association - Information on caring for animals, the veterinary profession, and other pet care topics. https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/default.aspx

Job Opportunities in Animal Control - Information for high school students who participate in career day. http://www.nacanet.org

The Humane Society of the United States' site for teens. Projects, information on issues, ideas for teens. http://www.humaneteen.org/

TeachKind is a group of educators, school administrators, librarians, students, and community members devoted to teaching students compassion, empathy, and responsibility toward animals. TeachKind serves as a resource to aid educators in teaching kindness toward animals and to help schools become animal-friendly. http://www.teachkind.org/

 

 

Some portions revised 8/5/12