Humane Education Program Training Workshop
About the Humane Education Program Training Workshop: This daylong, intensive workshop conducted by HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) will provide participants with teaching skills, lesson plans and guidance on implementing humane education lessons focused on animal protection in California elementary school classrooms. The primary objective of the Humane Education Program is to cultivate empathy and compassion towards animals in our youth. The program will also assist teachers and schools in satisfying the "character education" requirements under California Education Code Section 233.5, which includes instruction related to "kindness toward domestic pets and the humane treatment of living creatures."
Lesson Plans: The workshop will focus on providing the knowledge and skills needed to teach the following four self-contained humane education lessons developed for 3rd through 5th graders:
A Happy Home for Every Dog and Cat: Students will learn about companion animal overpopulation and homelessness as well as puppy mills and the conditions in which dogs are raised. Students will use a wide variety of resources to learn about these topics, including video, a math worksheet and discussing an individual dog's story from homelessness to adoption.
Animal Investigators: Through discussion and participation in a role-play that involves investigating an animal neglect case, students will understand the importance of providing for an animal's needs.
Friends on the Farm: Students learn about the basic needs and natural behaviors of farm animals and compare that to what their lives are like on factory farms.
Animals: It's Their World Too: Students are presented with information (text, pictures, and video) about the lives of wild animals in their natural habitats and compare and contrast that with information about their lives in the circus.
Who Should Attend? The training is open to educators, parents, attorneys, laws students, animal advocates, and concerned citizens. (Participants do not need to have a formal background in teaching)
The $25 registration fee covers the cost of course materials and lunch. Participants will also receive a resource guide filled with 40 lessons and activities on animal issues for grades K 12.
Loyola Law School (View)
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|