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Students explore the uses for animals in different societies. Then, through research and reflection, students prepare for a mock convention for animal rights. They write a letter to a governmental animal regulatory body.
As an adjunct to reading Bless the Beasts and Children, class groups research hunting laws and animal rights. Prereading worksheets, resource links, activities, adaptations, and assessments are included.
Students research animal rights issues and controversies and determine whether they believe extreme tactics are justified. They practice debate and rhetoric skills by successfully arguing both sides of the issue.
Students examine animal cruelty laws in Great Britain. In this health lesson, students visit selected websites to research animal cruelty laws as they consider animal rights and hunting rights.
In this animal rights learning exercise, students analyze the words or phrases related to animal rights. Students select the word that does not belong to the category to complete the 8 exercises.
Pupils research the ethical and legal issues that surround animal rights cases; students use their research to act as expert witnesses at a university hearing on a hypothetical case involving a parrot dissection.
Ninth graders analyze primary sources in order to understand animal rights. In this Bless the Beast instructional activity, 9th graders research the internet, document their sources, and locate valid and reliable information on legal/illegal hunting of buffalo/animal rights.
Students explore the difference between animal rights and animal welfare. They take a field trip to a farm to explore the producing animals for human use. After researching and collecting information from animal welfare/rights organizations, students compare and contrast noted beliefs. They develop a written report and presentation for the class.
In this animal rights worksheet, students read and answer the discussion questions related to animal rights. Students answer 7 questions.
Students read the book, Shiloh Season, discussing the book in literature circles. After creating one character web in each of their literature circle groups, students be presented with an ethical problem to solve.
Ever needed a reason to stop eating meat? Read this interesting (and slightly disgusting) passage with your class to assess reading comprehension. Eight questions follow, and the focus is on recall, author's purpose, and passage structure. A great resource to study writing an argument. 
Fifth graders get critical and political while they begin thinking about human and animal rights in relation to the US Constitution. This hand out includes answers to several questions regarding Cesar Chavez and his work to secure rights for humans and animals. Learners try to answer these questions and then use them during a class discussion.
In this Zoo Awareness Day worksheet, learners complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order, unscramble the sentences, take a survey, and write all about Zoo Awareness Day. Students complete 12 activities.
Kids consider the characteristics needed to be reformers like Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez. They read a series of quotes focused on both animal and human rights to answer eight critical thinking questions. 
In this ESL worksheet, students first read or listen to a text about a Canadian governor-general who ate a raw seal heart to show her support for seal hunting. Students complete 8 pages of comprehension exercises. Included are vocabulary, questions, completing sentences, discussion, problem and solution chart and a survey.
A thought-provoking language arts activity prompts learners to respond to seven questions that deal with sociology. Additionally, they consider topics regarding animal rights. Sure to spark some engaging conversations in your class!
Whether your class responds to the blog linked to this article, or just answers the nine related questions, they're in for an eye-opening read. Pupils consider animal rights as they read a New York Times article about two men who have been dying chicks various colors in their embryonic state. The result is colorful and contentious. 
Students research animal testing in scientific research. They role-play a research scientist, teacher, animal rights activist, or cosmetics manufacturer, and develop an argument for or against animal testing.
In this famous people instructional activity, learners read about Jennifer Lopez and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to synonym matching, sequencing, writing, spelling and vocabulary activities.
For this proofreading practice worksheet, learners proofread an excerpt from a compare and contrast paper using the proofreader's marks noted.

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