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Animal Welfare: A Key Component in Social Justice

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BCSPCA - 3 years ago
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Animals are vulnerable beings in that they are su…
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BCSPCA - 3 years ago
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Animals are vulnerable beings in that they are subjected to situations beyond their control. Using animals as a bridge to discuss social justice issues can be a way to ease students into more sensitive and personal social justice issues such as racism and stereotyping. Included in this package are some outlined activities and discussion questions that should get the conversation started. These are designed to encourage students to think critically about where their beliefs and ideas come from and help them in their future discussions about issues involving people in society, as well as give them a chance to reflect on their own views on animals.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
Social Responsibility
Critical thinking
Animal welfare
URLs
https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/leaders-in-our-field/professional-resources/for-teachers/
Learning Standards
Personal awareness, social responsibility, critical thinking.
Duration
60-120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 25, 2016
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Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child soldier

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Donna White - one year ago
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Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child…
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Donna White - one year ago
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Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child soldier, brings students face to face with the child soldier situation that occurred in Uganda when infamous warlord, Joseph Kony, abducted 60,000 children and forced them to join his Lord’s Resistance Army. Teachers who have used this book in their classrooms note that student interest is high as the story is fast paced and the characters are very relatable. Real life events in the book provide a perfect teaching opportunity to contrast the lives of children in other parts of the world and challenge the way in which students view themselves and their place in society. Although events in the story are horrifying, there are moments of warmth and humour that are uplifting and give hope to the human condition. Teaching resources, including chapter by chapter discussion questions, activities, and a power point presentation, are available on the resource page of White’s website.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Global Classroom
URLs
http://www.donnawhitebooks.com/
http://www.donnawhitebooks.com/resources.html
Duration
Global Classroom/Social Justice Issues Unit
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 7, 2018