Humane Education Lesson Plans for Grades 3-5

The Michigan Humane Society continually strives to be a leader in teaching humane values to students of all ages. In an effort to assist humane educators, we have made available standards-aligned lesson plans, reviewed by the Michigan Board of Education. Lesson plans may be downloaded for free in an easy-to-follow manner for teachers or youth groups. Lessons may be used for a full week of instruction focusing on humane values, spread throughout a month, or used as a theme.

Lesson 1: Understanding Animal Shelters
Lesson 1 Overview
Help These Animals Find Homes – (Spanish) – (Arabic)

Lesson 2: Understanding Dog Language
Lesson 2 Overview
Dog Speak Slideshow ppt – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Dog Speak Interpretations – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Dog Bite Prevention Pledge – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Why Dogs Bite – (Spanish) – (Arabic)

Lesson 3: Pet Overpopulation
Lesson 3 Overview
Cat Math – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Cat Math – Answers – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Reasons to Spay/Neuter – (Spanish) – (Arabic)

Lesson 4: Pet Safety
Lesson 4 Overview
Pet Hazard Cards – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Suggested Research Websites – (Spanish) – (Arabic)

Lesson 5: Cost of Pets
Lesson 5 Overview
Dog Supplies – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Cat Supplies – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Adoption Price List – (Spanish) – (Arabic)
Pet Budget – (Spanish) – (Arabic)

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