Humane Heroes: Those Who Care Enough

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Arts Education
Science
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What do I believe about the welfare and humane treatment of animals, and how can I act on those beliefs in a rational problem solving manner that promotes the common good? 

Unit Overview 

Students explore how individuals, groups and/or organizations use problem-solving approaches to resolve community issues or needs and promote the common good. The focus is on addressing issues of animal welfare and humane treatment.

Service Experience 
The learners will plan and implement a project of service/advocacy for the humane treatment of animals.  They will share their work with their peers and/or community, helping them better understand the need for the humane treatment of animals, and encourage their support for the concept of humane treatment.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Humane Heroes: Those Who Care Enough
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

In this lesson the learners will define problem solving and identify some problem solving approaches.  They will explore how individuals, groups, and organizations use problem solving approaches, especially as it applies to animal welfare and humane treatment, to address concerns and issues while promoting the common good.

Unit: 
Humane Heroes: Those Who Care Enough
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

The lesson provides learners with an opportunity to explore ways to become a hero for animals by promoting animal welfare and humane treatment of animals.  Learners identify a local, state, national or international animal welfare cause and develop a personal service/advocacy plan, using the rational approach to problem solving.  They implement the plan, and share the results of their service/advocacy with their peers and/or the community.