Keeping Our Pets Safe in an Emergency

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Disaster
Focus Question 

 How can I make a difference in the lives of animals and their welfare in our community? 

 

Photo Credit:  Disaster by Sara is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Through a better understanding of disasters and emergencies, and researching animal welfare needs in the community, the learners will understand the need for emergency preparedness including for animals.  They share their knowledge with their peers. 

Service Experience 
Learners may create personalized emergency packs that will be donated to local pet shelters to be given out to families and individuals who adopt cats and dogs or senior centers to be given out to seniors that have pets.  
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Keeping Our Pets Safe in an Emergency
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

This lesson is designed to help the learners understand how important it is to be prepared for an emergency situation and how it relates to animal welfare. The learners will use the information gained in this and other lessons to develop a plan of service in response to the need for emergency preparedness, especially as it affects animal welfare.

Unit: 
Keeping Our Pets Safe in an Emergency
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

This lesson is designed to raise the awareness level of the learners about emergency situations that arise with very little, if any, warning. The learners will develop ways to inform others about the necessity of being prepared for both their safety as well as the safety of their pets.  Their pet’s welfare is in their hands because pets depend on their human care givers to provide for them.