grades Nine to twelve
Urbanization and Wildlife Gr. 7-9
Themes: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts
What happens when humans invade wild spaces? Is there really such a thing as "nuisance" wildlife? Examine what happens when humans and wild animals collide. "Respect", "Rights" and "Responsibility" are the 3 R's of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
Bullying - Pets and People Gr. 7-9
Themes: Healthy Relationships, Empathy, Cycle of Violence, Ethics, Connection Between Animal and Human Violence, Respect, Community Action, Personal Value Judgements (Discovering, Challenging and Developing) and Abuse Awareness (Animal, Family and Relationships).
In this interactive empathy building program, students learn about the connection between bullying and animal cruelty. The discussion begins with animal welfare and transitions to human violence as students begin to relate the examples given to bullying and other societal concerns. By evaluating scenarios of abusive behavior in a group activity, students discover that views on abuse can vary substantially and that they have the power to create an atmosphere of acceptance in their school, home and community. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
Careers with Animals Gr. 8-12
Themes: Volunteerism, Career Paths, Career and Life Management, Interest Development, Future Planning, Entrepreneurship, Realistic Job Expectations, and Interest Mapping.
Students will discover that there are many avenues to fulfill a dream of working with animals. This presentation explores the different careers available and volunteer opportunities that young people can pursue. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
The Link Gr. 10-12
Themes: Social Responsibility, Warning Signs, Healthy Relationships, Violence Prevention, Consequences, Reporting Violence, Cycle of Violence, Bullying, Family Violence, Help and Resources, Empowering Youth to Speak Out and Connection of Human and Animal Violence.
People who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against humans.
This program examines the connection between human violence and animal cruelty. We explore the cycle of violence including school violence, dating violence, domestic abuse, animal cruelty and organized crime (dogfighting). Students will learn how to recognize, respond, and report cases of abuse and will receive information on how to contact social services agencies in Calgary. This empowering and interactive presentation includes case studies from the Calgary Humane Society and a group activity. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
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