Dogs - Updated

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Dogs - Updated

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Author: Amanda Bennett


$18.95
Description

A warm, cuddly puppy – every child’s dream come true in many homes! Their wagging tails and playful natures just melt our hearts and make us want to own them. I was fortunate – we owned several dogs throughout my childhood, and I have fond memories of the days we spent roaming through the woods and taking off on exciting adventures around the neighborhood with our dogs. At family gatherings, we still laugh and reminisce about the time our German shepherd had thirteen puppies, which kept the four kids in our family very busy for a while!

A warm, cuddly puppy – every child’s dream come true in many homes! Their wagging tails and playful natures just melt our hearts and make us want to own them. I was fortunate – we owned several dogs throughout my childhood, and I have fond memories of the days we spent roaming through the woods and taking off on exciting adventures around the neighborhood with our dogs. At family gatherings, we still laugh and reminisce about the time our German shepherd had thirteen puppies, which kept the four kids in our family very busy for a while!

We can laugh, learn, and value the relationship we have with “man’s best friend.” These good times create such loyalty, devotion, and trust with our pets, and we learn many lessons about life as we care for them. On one hand, we want to encourage this type of relationship with pets for our own children, but at the same time, we grownups don’t necessarily need or welcome any additional responsibilities to our already long list. As our family has grown, the children have become devoted animal lovers and one has gone on to become a veterinarian! From their interest, this unit study was born.

We wanted to make certain that the children learn about not only the animal, but many other aspects, as well. This unit study presents a bridge into the animal kingdom and all of the wonders of God’s Creation. Kids have questions like “Why do dogs have whiskers?” and “What is a carnivore?”

While using this unit study, your student will be introduced to a variety of topics that pertain to dogs, including:

  • Animal science
  • History of dogs in society
  • Pet responsibilities
  • Variety of dog breeds and their characteristics
  • Working dogs in today’s world

Learning Objectives:

Week 1

  • Study the history of dogs.
  • Become familiar with several breeds of dogs.
  • Learn about one category of service dogs—Seeing Eye Dogs.
  • Study the AKC sporting group of dogs.
  • Learn about some of the presidential pets and other historical dogs.
  • Develop an understanding of idioms that reference “dogs”.

Week 2

  • Learn about the classification of animals and dogs.
  • Investigate dog ownership responsibilities.
  • Become familiar with several more breeds of dogs.
  • Learn about one category of service dogs—Canine Companion Dogs.
  • Study the AKC working group of dogs.
  • Learn about historical dogs.
  • Continue to develop an understanding of idioms that reference “dogs”.

Week 3

  • Study the anatomy of dogs.
  • Become familiar with several more breeds of dogs.
  • Learn about one category of service dogs—Therapy Dogs.
  • Study the AKC herding group of dogs.
  • Learn about an author and an artist whose work was based on pets.
  • Learn about famous and historical dogs.
  • Continue to develop an understanding of idioms that reference “dogs.”

Week 4

  • Continue our study the anatomy of dogs.
  • Investigate dog ownership responsibilities.
  • Become familiar with several more breeds of dogs.
  • Learn about one category of service dogs—Police/Military Dogs.
  • Study the AKC Terrier Group of dogs.
  • Learn more about some famous and historical dogs.
  • Continue to develop an understanding of idioms that reference “dogs.”

The Dogs study is part of the Unit Study Adventure series, designed to be a four-week study for grades K-12. The daily lesson plans have been written in two levels in this study:

Lower Level (elementary grades)
Upper Level (junior/senior high grades)

What a great adventure you can embark on with this study! You can share plenty of pet memories, make some new ones, and help your child learn about responsibility. Share great classics like Lassie Come Home, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Call of the Wild, and many others. Learn more about famous dogs like Balto, Barry the Saint Bernard, Laika, and more. Come join us, with or without a canine companion – because as always, we never fail to enjoy the adventure of learning!  Includes Dogs Lapbook.

Type Unit Study Adventure™
Grade K-12th Grades
Length 4 Weeks
Page Count 108 plus 21 page Lapbook
Format Digital Download

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