The stories of sanctuary residents and the bonds we share with them exist to be told. They disrupt the dominant cultural objectification of Domesticated animals that are used by humans either for their body or what comes from their body. Farmed animals have fewer regulations governing their welfare than other species in many countries. and offer a gateway for folks outside of the sanctuary world to get to know them more intimately. In this lesson plan, late elementary-age sanctuary participants are given the opportunity to form a deeper understanding and appreciation of farmed animals as they are guided through a tour of your sanctuary and the stories of its residents. The ultimate goal of this lesson is to encourage late elementary-age children to consciously engage in the ethical issues farmed animals face and direct them towards a more compassionate way of conceptualizing and being in relationship with nonhuman beings.
Below, you will find a form to fill out to receive this free downloadable sanctuary education lesson plan. This lesson plan is the first part in a multi-part late elementary-age sanctuary education program. It can be used by sanctuary educators and representatives as a stand-alone lesson or ideally, as part of a long-term program. The three remaining lesson plans for late elementary-age will be released in sequential order as they are created. As with every educational program we create, please leave room to edit, modify, and adapt the activities, questions, and materials based on your sanctuary and audience’s specific needs. Built-in flexibility is an important aspect of effective educational design. Please also check out the introduction to our first early elementary-age lesson plan for important things to consider as you develop and implement the first late elementary-age lesson plan at your sanctuary (e.g. positionalities, language use, modifications for people with disabilities, common core learning standards, and more).
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Teaching Liberation: Essays on Social Justice, Animals, A movement and way of living that seeks to eliminate the exploitation of and cruelty to nonhuman animals as much as possible. Often, veganism is defined synonymously with a plant-based diet, although veganism includes abstaining from elements of animal exploitation in non-food instances when possible and practicable as well., and Education | Agnes Trzak