How Your Dog Can Protect You Before You're Born

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Want to have a healthier baby? Get a puppy! Not to replace a human child, but to give that child an immunity boost before they are born. Pupils learn the link between dog slobber and a reduction in the likelihood of allergies and asthma occurring in a child. The video content is supported by wellness statistics from the farm-raised Amish community.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the video in an introductory lesson about common illnesses such as allergies and asthma or as a supplement to a lesson about types of immunity
  • Ask the class if they have allergies and/or asthma, then if they have a pet living in the home; students can create graphs of the results and compare them to the statistics in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss types of immunity before watching the video
Pros

  • The subject matter is interesting and conveyed in a straightforward manner
  • Cute animations help explain the process of developing immunity for younger learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core