Cats, Dogs, and Us

Cultures around the world may vary, but one thing is common: wherever we find people, we also find cats and dogs.

These education resources, lessons and worksheets aim to educate students about the characteristics of cats and dogs and their needs as domesticated animals. The lessons, student reading, film and activities provide more than just facts about cats and dogs. They help students understand the unique relationships these animals have shared with people for thousands of years.

The lesson plans and activities also encourage your students to examine and discuss the important responsibilities people have in caring for cats and dogs and the many different ways that people live with these animals around the world, from country to country and culture to culture.

The teaching resources and classroom activities (at three instructional levels) include a teaching guide with lesson plans, student worksheets, a student magazine, a classroom film, a wall poster, a take action guide, fun crafts and more.

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Ages 5-7
Education Pack »
Curriculum standards document »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Ages 8-11
Education Pack »
Curriculum standards document »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Ages 11-14
Education Pack »
Curriculum links document »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Classroom Film »
An excellent introduction to the content & concepts presented in the education pack; appropriate for general youth audiences. Watch online on Vimeo » or YouTube »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Cats, Dogs, and Us Classroom Poster »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Take Action Guide (for all levels) »
Extension activities including family letter with pledge, animal art and writing contest and mini-posters on how to care for the cats and dogs in our lives.

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Dogs & Cats Activities »
Fun animal crafts, games, origami, facts and information on cat and dog care for your youngest students

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Classroom Posters Set »
Each with a different animal and inspirational quote

 

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Cats, Dogs, and Us Video

The classroom film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the teaching guide and magazine, and is appropriate for general youth audiences.

Watch the film online now on Vimeo » or YouTube »

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Cats, Dogs, and Us Classroom Poster

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