HELPING TEACHERS INSPIRE COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Animal Adjectives

Animal Adjectives You may have herd of a serpentine river that meanders like a snake but there are many other adjectives based on animals. Student will expand their vocabularies by applying strategies to identify words then use them in sentences. 1. Brainstorming Similes As the class which animal they would use to describe various characteristics […]

Animals in Advertising

Animals in Advertising A look at why animals are used as a part of effective marketing, and critical examination of the humane aspect of using animals this way. 1. Animal Appeal in Advertising Have groups of students brainstorm the different companies, products and ads that use animals in their advertising. Popular products using animals in […]

Curiosity: Grade 7+

Division 3: Grade 7+ Below are discussion questions and activities to spark curiosity in and foster compassion for animals, people, and the environment. Both the discussion questions and activities are part of the ‘Stay Curious’ character education theme for the 2019-2020 school year! To see other character building themes, click here! Discussion Questions: What does […]

Curiosity: Grade 4 – Grade 6

Division 2: Grade 4 – Grade 6 Below are discussion questions and activities to spark curiosity in and foster compassion for animals, people, and the environment. Both the discussion questions and activities are part of the ‘Stay Curious’ character education theme for the 2019-2020 school year! To see other character building themes, click here! Discussion […]

Curiosity: K – Grade 3

Division 1: Kindergarten – Grade 3 Below are discussion questions and activities to spark curiosity in and foster compassion for animals, people, and the environment. Both the discussion questions and activities are part of the ‘Stay Curious’ character education theme for the 2019-2020 school year! To see other character building themes, click here! Discussion Questions: […]

Caring Community: Grade 7+

Division 3: Grades 7+ Below are discussion questions and activities to foster caring and compassion for animals, people, and the environment. Both the discussion questions and activities are part of the ‘Caring Community’ character education theme for the 2020-2021 school year! To see other character building themes, click here! Download Activity Sheet Discussion Questions: Do you […]

Caring Community: Grade 4 – 6

Division 2: Grades 4 – 6 Below are discussion questions and activities to foster caring and compassion for animals, people, and the environment. Both the discussion questions and activities are part of the ‘Caring Community’ character education theme for the 2020-2021 school year! To see other character building themes, click here! Download Activity Sheet Discussion […]

Caring Community: K – Grade 3

Division 1: Kindergarten – Grade 3 Below are discussion questions and activities to foster caring and compassion for animals, people, and the environment. Both the discussion questions and activities are part of the ‘Caring Community’ character education theme for the 2020-2021 school year! To see other character building themes, click here! Download Activity Sheet Discussion […]

How to Choose Animal-Themed Books

Choosing Animal-Themed Books Animals are ubiquitous in the lives of children. Many young people have pets, visit zoos, or observe squirrels or magpies in their communities. Children’s art, films, and books also heavily feature animals. This is likely, according to research, because children tend to have a natural affinity towards living things.  However, the messages […]

Circus Animals

Circus Animals What to do when the circus comes to town The image of a circus often conjures up warm memories from our youth as we recall the good times we had caught up in the excitement of everything going on – the ringmaster, the acrobats, the lion tamer with his whip… But wait, is […]

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