A few Humane Education books, videos & ideas:


     SHARE THE WORLD video geared from 3rd to 5th grades:




    ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey = Humane Holiday Celebration book

    Animal Feelings by Sylvia Funston = Responsive Classroom Discussions

    Animal Poems, Poetry for Young People by John Hollander (Scholastic)= Write ‘Humane Haikus'
    My Dog, My Hero by Betsy Byars,  Betsy Duffy & Laurie Myers (Scholastic)

    Diary of a Worm & Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin = Diary of a _______ for ‘Humane Writing Workshop’

    Presidential Pets by Laura Driscoll

    George Washington and the General’s Dog by Frank Murphy(one of our own CR teachers)

    True or False PETS by Melvin and Gilda Berger (Scholastic)

    My Life as a Chicken by Ellen A. Kelley (Scholastic)

    Louise:  The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo

    We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes (pet snake )by Patrick Jennings (Scholastic)

    Sheep (a Border Collie’s story)by Valeria Hobbs( Scholastic)

    Arrowhawk (rescued injured hawk true story)by Lola M. Schaefer

    For the Love of Autumn (a kitten) by Patricia Polacco (Scholastic)

    Stellaluna (bat) / Verdi (snake)/ Panduli  (hyena) all 3 books by Janell Cannon = ‘HUMANE AUTHOR STUDY!’

    Fluffy and Baron (German Shepherd and a duck) by Laura Rankin (Scholastic)

    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

    A Dog’s Best Friend:  An Activity Book for Kids and their Dogs by Lisa Rosenthal

    Rabbits: Usbourne First Pets (a rabbit care-taking guide to care for our ‘Winston’ from the BCSPCA)

    Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White


    Great topics to discuss with students…not to pet a pet unless you ask its owner,

    how to read a pet’s body language, let working dogs work(for the blind/disabled/police)

    and sleeping dogs lie, giving animals their space and respect, etc. Providing all of a pet’s needs, DAILY a.k.a…FOOD, WATER, SHELTER, ARRANGEMENT, PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, BIOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS.

    Lessons for Teachers from the National Humane Education Society:

    http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/   = word search puzzle maker for humane vocab.

    http://www.freekibble.com/   visit this daily to do a dog and cat trivia question which gets free kibble to shelter pets whether they answer it correctly or not-yea!
    Also, see 'Kids' Humane Websites' tab:)
Last Modified on August 17, 2021