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, video 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 teaching guide with lesson plans, student worksheets & student magazine with glossary, classroom video, wall poster, take action guide, fun crafts and more. These materials are also available in Spanish.

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

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Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Grades K-2
Education Pack »
Common core and national standards chart »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Grades 3-5
Education Pack »
Common core and national standards chart »

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Grades 6-8
Education Pack »
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Cats, Dogs, and Us Education Programme

Classroom Video »
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 & 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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Have you already used our programs? We'd love to hear from you. Please tell us how we are doing and what we can do better.

 

IFAW's Animal Action Education program is supported by:

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Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Foundation M
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Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
Wallace Genetic Foundation

...and participating educators worldwide!

 

Cats, Dogs, and Us Video

The classroom video is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the education pack and is appropriate for general youth audiences.

Watch the video online now on Vimeo » or YouTube »

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Cats, Dogs, and Us Classroom Poster

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Poco a Poco is a prequel in the CritterKin ebook series. CritterKin supports IFAW Animal Action Education programs with creative learning designed to close the gap between humane and character education.