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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 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 lesson, 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, learners read and answer the discussion questions related to animal rights. Students answer 7 questions.
In this animal rights worksheet, 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.
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.
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. 
A thought-provoking language arts worksheet 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 examine arguments for and against culling animals. Students, in groups, read news stories. They create a list of arguments, for and against, the culling of animals. Students debate, supporting their opinion. Students create a leaflet for animal rights or for culling of animals.
Sixth graders compare and discuss a given set of quotes by Pericles and Cesar Chavez and how they relate to a peaceful society. They respond to a variety of quotes and discuss the animal issue of animal tested cosmetics then discuss their answers in a class discussion.
Learners examine animal cruelty laws in Great Britain. In this health instructional activity, students visit selected websites to research animal cruelty laws as they consider animal rights and hunting rights.
In this biology instructional activity, students engage in the reading of the rights of educators to teach concerning the issue of using animals for educational purposes.
In this ESL reading comprehension activity, students read or listen to the passage, then complete a wide variety of warm-up activities, as well as before listening/reading, while listening/reading, after listening/reading, discussion, writing and homework activities.
Young scholars 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.
Students explore how people's views on animal treatments differ. In this animal treatment and attitudes instructional activity, students review cases on animal treatment and evaluate whether or not the case was animal cruelty. Students understand animals need to be treated in a human way. Students understand laws about animal treatment. Students share the results of their cases
An informative worksheet invites learners to compose essays about animals. Some excellent writing prompts are included in this innovative worksheet. Use these ideas with a variety of grade levels.

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