Humane Education Programs teach students how to be responsible citizens. From caring for their families' animal companions to taking action to prevent animal suffering, students become active participants in helping animals and others. Humane Education reinforces character development skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and responsibility. Enhancing a student's understanding that animals are living, feeling beings to be treated with respect and compassion is a very important lesson in empathy and respect for others.
Principles of Humane Education:
- Difference between right and wrong
CLASSROOM RESOURCES for TEACHERS:
Order free materials for your classroom: http://www.teachkind.org/
Cultivating Compassion: Teachers' Guide and Student Activities http://www.farmsanctuary.org/education/pr_teach_guides.html
Lesson Plans and Activities for Children ages 3-9 CLICK HERE
Pets for Life: A Study and Activity Guide for High School Students and Their Teachers
Humane Teen: Your voice is their voice. Make it HEARD!
Humane Society Youth Lessons for ALL AGES
Children's literature that inspires C O M P A S S I O N
Crafts for the Classroom CLICK HERE
ASPCA Animalessons (Grades K - 8):
APRIL: Animal Cruelty Prevention Month
Dog Bite Prevention
In Praise of Pigeons
ASPCA Animaland Pages: Community Service Projects
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE offers throrough curriculum guides for K-12. Lessons are based on kindness, respect, compassion, and responsibility. Click HERE to access their lesson plans.
There are numerous opportunities to fulfill service-learning requirements with the LA/SPCA. Click HERE to download a list of suggested activities for use in the classroom or any alternative community groups.
Teens 15 years and older can apply to become youth volunteers. Becoming a volunteer requires dedication, commitment, initiative, hard work and patience. In order to ensure all of our animals receive the best volunteer attention, applicants will be invited for an interview prior to being accepted into the program.
Our educational presentations are available at no cost to all educators and classrooms in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. Topics include but are not limited to: animal safety and bite prevention, responsible pet guardianship, pet overpopulation, and Pit Bull specific presentations. Students enjoy an opportunity to learn about these topics as well as interact with the presenter's dog in this controlled environment. The "Show and Tail" dogs have been temperament tested and health checked before the volunteer presenter comes to the class.
If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please contact Hollie Gomila, Youth Community Outreach Coordinator at 504-762-3321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.