Teacher guide Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson Plans (years 3-4)

TLF ID M018259

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of nine lesson plans, two worksheets, assessment task and extension activities. Some activities are supported by the Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 3-4).

Educational details

Educational value
  • * This resource is valuable for civics and citizenship in years 3 and 4. It is particularly useful for the year 3 content description in the Knowledge and Understanding strand where students identify facts that support their point of view on issues that affect themselves and society. It also has relevance to the Civics and Citizenship Skills strand in year 4 that explores the purpose and services that local government provides to the community. * This resource is very valuable for the three strands in English at years 3 and 4. As the resource presents and seeks personal responses on why we care for cats and dogs, it is particularly useful for the Literature content descriptions at both year levels in the responding to literature and creating literature areas where texts are related to personal experiences. * This resource is very useful for the year 3 and year 4 science curriculum. It is relevant for the content descriptions referring to: living things depend on each other and the environment to survive; and living things have structural features to help them survive. * This resource includes an assessment task that requires students to write an imaginative text that illustrates an awareness of the behaviours of cats and dogs.
Year level

3; 4

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Organization: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.ifaw.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Organization: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.ifaw.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Online
  • Copyright International Fund for Animal Welfare, 2014. This material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian Curriculum is taught. Metadata and key graphic offered under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/