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GRADES 9 – 12
Can Anyone Be a Hero?
Students examine what it means to be a hero. They are then asked if being a hero is exclusive to human beings and consider possible animal heroes. Finally, students are presented with a number of scenarios and asked how a hero would react to such situations.
Students learn about the delicate balance of the combination of resources within a habitat and how wildlife becomes threatened if that balance becomes disrupted.
The Omnivore’s Debate
Students examine modern day animal agriculture (factory farming) and, after some reflection, debate the question “Should we be vegetarian?”
Clothing: The Tough Choices
Students examine the ethics behind the fur trade and the rationale for different attitudes toward the issue. To do so, students will begin by matching animals to the products for which they are used. This activity is followed by students taking on different personas and coming to a decision centered around the fur trade based on those personas.
When Does Animal Use Become Animal Abuse?
While examining the range of how humans use (and abuse) animals, students will consider which behaviors they deem acceptable, and “draw the line” at those they don’t.
Looking at the Root
Students will examine the root causes of oppression by considering the reasons and the ways that people have oppressed both people and animals. Students will also study the ways in which people have struggled to create a more equal and just world.
Standing Up for Animal Rights
Students discuss what it means to be an activist. Then students are presented with an animal welfare problem and consider an approach to creating a solution for the problem.
A Day in the Life
Students research a career that helps or involves animals and then they write a story about what someone’s life is like who has that career.
Attitudes Toward Animals
By examining and interpreting famous quotations about animals, students will consider how those perspectives have affected our attitudes toward animals. They will consider what their own philosophy is on the human/animal relationship.
Students will learn that letter writing is a simple but effective tactic that can influence politicians and policy-makers to make desirable choices. It has been used in almost every modern social justice movement and can reap tremendous results.
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