The National Humane Education Society - 11 Lesson Plans

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The National Humane Education Society - 11 Lesson Plans

From The National Humane Education Society
July 2013

The hardest part of humane education is getting started. Below are some of the lesson plans we use in the classroom. If you are a budding educator, print these out and use them to get on the right track.

Feel free to build upon these ideas with your own. Everyone has his or her own style and you will need to find yours. If you share these lessons with others, please leave our logo and information in the header and footer. Check back periodically for updates.

Animal Cruelty

Happily Ever After Plays
Using theater, students will show how people can change thier behavior to help animals. Also download the accompanying handouts file.
Audience age: 2nd-5th grade
Audience size: 4-20 students
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Kind vs. Cruel: Build reading fluency while discussing which actions are kind toward animals and which are cruel.
Audience age: Pre-school-5th grade
Audience size: Any
Download: PDF

Animal Safety

Proper Way to Meet a Dog: With the help of a friendly dog, demonstrate the safe way to approach an unfamiliar dog.
Audience age: Pre-school-5th grade
Audience size: Any
Download: PDF

The Dangers of Hot Cars: Students will use the scientific method while baking dog treats in a vehicle in order to identify the dangers of leaving both pets and humans in hot cars. Please download both the lesson plan and handout, which contain the dog treat recipe and instructions for baking.
Audience age: 2nd-7th grade
Audience size: Up to 25 students
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Careers

Animal Career Fashion Show: Students dress up in the garb of various careers that help animals. Use of props shows how animals are helped.
Audience age: Pre-school-5th grade
Audience size: Any
Download: PDF

Companion Animals

Adoptable Dog Portraits: Use visual art to help to feature local dogs that need a home. This service learning lesson can be adapted to other adoptable animals, too.
Audience age: 2nd grade-12th grade
Audience size: Up to 20 students
Download: PDF

Mystery Pet Box: Review the basic needs of a pet and compare those to the needs of a human.
Audience age: Pre-school-5th grade
Audience size: Any
Download: PDF

Ethics

Introduction to Vegetarian/Vegan Eating: Introduce adults to the world of vegetarian/vegan eating and the implications for animals, the planet, and human health. Please download both the lesson plan and the accompanying handout.
Audience age: High school to adult
Audience size: 15-20 students
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Moral and Ethical Responsibility to Animals: Help participants identify and change their own biases toward specific species of animals.
Audience age: High school to adult, ideally adults working in a shelter environment
Audience size: 15-20 students
Download: PDF

Wildlife

Migration Game: Explore how human development encroaches upon the migratory patterns of wild birds.
Audience age: Pre-school-8th grade
Audience size: Any
Download: PDF

Natural Bird Feeder: Build a quick and easy natural bird feeder to hang outside.
Audience age: Pre-school-5th grade
Audience size: Up to 30 students
Download: PDF