ERIC Number: ED403180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Pet Responsibility: Citizenship Lessons for Elementary Students.
Fitzgerald, Thomas A.
This unit is designed around a four-week plan integrated into third- and fourth-grade science, social studies, language arts, reading, and art. The unit takes students through specific strategies of creating awareness about issues and to help them become more responsible about pet care, personally and in the community. Each week has a theme, including: (1) "How Can I Be Responsible?"; (2) "Community Helpers and the Law"; (3) "Conflicts Over Pets: How Disputes Are Resolved"; and (4) "Citizenship and Responsible Care." Two to five lessons support each theme with most lessons 20 to 30 minutes in length or divided into segments of that length. The lessons can stand alone or be used as a unit. (EH)
Descriptors: Animals, Art Education, Children, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Pets, Responsibility, Sciences, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consoruium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; American Humane Association, Englewood, CO.