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Animal Welfare: A Key Component in Social Justice

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Activity
Classroom printables
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
BCSPCA - 3 years ago
Description
Animals are vulnerable beings in that they are su…
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Activity
Classroom printables
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
BCSPCA - 3 years ago
Description
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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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
Classroom printables
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Other
Grade Level
3
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5
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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Activity
Classroom printables
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Other
Grade Level
3
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018