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Teachers, educators and librarians might see a spark when sharing the world of military dogs with students. Offering a look at the American heroes who are four legged soldiers, the opportunity to share how canines work with humans offers multi-level teaching. In addition to sharing a patriotic theme for a classroom, the dynamics of how animals and humans work together is also revealed. Add the unique stories of dogs who have saved soldiers and your classroom will be paying attention to this lesson.
What can you share with your class?
The life of military dogs and what they are trained to do their a job. The opportunity to embrace the science on why dogs have skills that humans don’t have and how this can help the military keep America safe.
What age group is best for this resource? Students of all ages are welcome to explore the information and educators have found success in grade school, middle school and high school. Using the teaching materials as they see fit, educators have utilized the worksheets and even put together a class project based on the subject.
Do you have a class project with this lesson plan? Yes, putting together a care package for soldiers isn’t just for the human heroes. Canines need care packages too! And our lesson plan includes details on how a class can put together a care package and contribute to four legged soldiers.
Do you offer an opportunity to see a military dog? Besides photos, this resource focuses solely on the digital realm. However, the teacher’s resources offer a guide on ways that educators can find a local community resource that could bring a working dog to a classroom.
Are there photographs of working military dogs available? How do I get pictures for my classroom? A packet of photographs is forwarded to all teachers who buy the book Four Legged Soldiers. There are resources included in the free teacher’s resource download as well.
How can we book a talk with the author? Talks are available digitally and in person. Click here for more information on what can be set up and how to arrange a talk. Typically a short advance notice is required and the presentation offered is based on the teacher’s resources, the book (which provides additional information not found in the freebie) as well as photographs. The author embraces the opportunity to ask questions and share how dogs work for the military.