Do the Benefits of Renting a Pet Outweigh the Potential Harm It Can Cause the Animals?

This Do the Benefits of Renting a Pet Outweigh the Potential Harm It Can Cause the Animals? lesson plan also includes:

Pets for rent? Arguments for and against animal rentals are the focus of this resource, the third in a series of 24 that offer activities that enable class members to develop their discussion skills. A background article provides information on animal shelters, mixed-breeds, and domesticated animals, while an evidence and perspectives matrix presents the arguments for and against animal rental from the perspectives of the general public, parents, and animal activists. Also included are a reading passage, a grammar exercise, and a model of a paired academic conversation.

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Pros

  • A link is provided to sites that contain evidence to support both sides of the argument
  • The worksheet can be reproduced and provided to individuals
Cons

  • Some class members may need a more explicit explanation for the relevance of the "Getting Oriented" passage