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Citizenship (110)

  • Advice for every pet type
    Find out all about pets with Wood Green The Animals Charity's fantastic pet advice pages. Subjects include microchipping, insurance, vaccinations, pet loss and many other subjects - all can be filtered by pet type.

    Format: Online advice
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  • All about animals quiz
    Try our fun and interactive quiz all about animals. Find out who a rat likes to live with, how many kittens Wood Green found homes for last year and what a healthy treat for a chicken could be.

    Format: Smart board
    File type: Download
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  • Animal bravery awards art lesson pack
    A history and art lesson pack created by PDSA to teach KS2 pupils about the charity's Dickin Medal. Pack includes a powerpoint presentation and children need to think about why animals recieve awards. Tips are also provided to encourage children to design and make their own animal bravery medals.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf and ppt)
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  • Animals and us - learn all about the RSPCA
    Our free primary interactive resource for KS1 and 2 'Animals and us' is linked to the English and Welsh national curriculums. It's a visually stimulating resource for interactive whiteboard or PC, that can be viewed in either English or Welsh. Subject areas include learning about RSPCA and its people, volunteering, animals' needs, pets in general and ownership. There are downloadable certificates for children too.

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  • Assembly resource
    The first in a series of films to focus on the reflections and experiences of two dog puppets, Jimmy and Chew. This resource aims to facilitate pupil exploration of feelings and emotions by providing discussion stimulus based on the role of Dogs Trust that supports the delivery of the social, emotional and personal well-being areas of the UK curricula.

    Format: Assembly ideas
    File type: Pdf
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  • Campaigning for change
    In this lesson KS3 students plan and/or carry out a campaign on an animal welfare issue. This lesson only applies to legislation in England. There are downloadable campaign journey worksheet, campaign posters to complete and worksheets on identifying influencers plus background files and quizzes

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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  • Caring for your ferrets
    Ferret care advice on housing, feeding, health care and toilet training, 'ferret-proofing' your home, breeding, neutering and vaccination.

    Format: Leaflet
    File type: Pdf
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  • Community dog problem
    Problem solving exercise for groups in KS3. Lesson plan focuses on tasking students with helping the dog warden tackle issues in this community

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Pdf
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  • Cost of pet ownership lesson pack
    Pupils learn about the costs of owning a pet whilst developing their numeracy skills; carrying out simple calculations and budgeting. Pack includes price and shopping lists. Ideal for KS2 maths and citizenship.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdfs)
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  • Dog ownership problem solving
    A comprehensive lesson pack focusing on a typical situation with a young dog owner. With worksheet and teacher's notes asks pupils in KS3&4 to help solve his problem.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Dogs and the law
    In this citizenship activity, KS3 students consider different laws relating to dogs and other pets. This lesson only applies to legislation in England. The download contains worksheets, news articles, a quiz about dogs and the law and survey on the student's view on dog law are included

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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  • Fun workshop about caring for animals
    An interactive fun session from Wood Green The Animals Charity for Nursery - Y2. Children learn what all animals need to stay happy and healthy. Includes photo cards illustrating needs.

    Format: Workshop
    File type: Pdf
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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    IFAW’s Cats, Dogs and Us free KS1-3 teaching pack contains lessons, student magazines, a film and activities to educate students about the characteristics of cats and dogs and their needs as domesticated animals. The resource encourages students to examine and discuss the important responsibilities people have in caring for cats and dogs and the many different ways that people live with these animals around the world.

    Format: Lesson plans, magazine, poster, film
    File type: PDFs
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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    IFAW’s new Special Schools resource Cats, Dogs and Us for students aged 2-19 focuses on learning about the needs of cats and dogs, and in turn our own needs and emotions. It includes a colourful magazine to share with students, lesson plans and a number of supporting activities including songs about cats and dogs, animal sensory experiences to explore with students, symbols to support communication, role-play activities and suggestions for a public performance based on students’ learning.

    Format: SEN magazine, lesson plans, activities, audio cue
    File type: PDF
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  • Kennel Club Dog Training
    The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership

    Format: Online information
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  • Lesson pack - animal stereotypes
    KS2 & 3 pupils learn about animal stereotypes and how animals are misrepresented by the media. Aim is to teach children the importance of responsibility and animal care -whatever the animal. Pack includes citizenship lesson plan plus fact sheets on sharks, snakes and vampire bats etc.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf and ppt)
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  • Lesson pack - how do we look after animals?
    Pupils will learn who has a responsibility towards animals and how pets/animals should be treated. The main focus of the KS1 citizenship lesson covers choosing a pet, preparing for a pet and looking after a pet.  Pack includes teacher lesson plan, worksheet and presentation.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (ppt and pdf)
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  • Lesson pack - learning about feelings
    Pupils learn about identifying other people's feelings by the way they are acting. The lesson also underpins the needs of animals and their feelings. Pack includes KS2 lesson plan plus pet protectors game about changing places.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf)
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  • Lesson pack - pet teams
    The aim of this KS2 citizenship lesson is to encourage group discussion about the importance of responsible pet ownership, the role of children in pet care and the issues they should consider when taking on a pet. Includes lesson plan and powerpoint introduction plus link to pet protectors fun online games.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf and ppt)
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  • Lesson pack - wild animals
    Pupils learn about the needs of wild animals, how we can help wildlife and the importance of wildlife areas - including mini beasts. Pack includes animal bingo cards and lesson plan for KS1 citizenship classes.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdfs)
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  • Pet care poster
    A colourful poster on caring for pets - can be tailored and discussed by KS1, 2 & 3 pupils

    Format: Poster
    File type: Pdf
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  • Pet Health Information website
    A 'one stop source' featuring a wealth of animal health information and advice to help owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pets' healthcare.

    Format: Website
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  • Primary resource: The National Curriculum
    This document explains how Battersea education resources cover the National Curriculum. It includes background information for teachers on learning objectives, required resources, extension activities and possible cross-curricular links.

    Format: Educational Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Rabbit fun!
    Two pages of rabbity fun for KS2 from Wood Green The Animals Charity - includes a word search, matching sentences and competition to draw vegetables

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Rights and responsibilities
    This citizenship activity for KS3 pupils uses role play to explore the role of agencies in encouraging people to become responsible pet owners, with a focus on exotic animals. This session could follow Dogs and the law. This lesson only applies to legislation in England.

    Format: Role Play activity
    File type: Word
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  • Rusty the dog animal case study
    Meet Rusty, one of the worst cases of animal neglect Wood Green has ever seen. The case study shows how with care and medical attention, Rusty is now a happy and healthy dog.

    Format: Fact Sheet
    File type: Pdf
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  • Traveller worksheets
    Picture led worksheets on animal care for traveller children. Downloadable picture-led worksheets focus on horse care, dog care, road accident advice, rehoming advice and a ragwort warning

    Format: Worksheets
    File type: Pdf
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  • Vet care fun!
    Two pages of vet care fun for KS2 including word search, sentence matching and drawing - from Wood Green The Animals Charity

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Young Kennel Club
    The Young Kennel Club is about helping young dog lovers learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends. We welcome young dog fans between 6-24 years, with sections for Kids, Teens and Seniors. Anyone from children to young adults can join in the fun, with or without a dog

    Format: Online information
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