Resources for Educators

Lesson Plans

 

These prepared lesson plans address a variety of humane themes for elementary, middle school, and high school students.  Lessons are aligned to the Massachusetts Department of Education's curriculum frameworks, and are designed to be taught by classroom teachers.  Most lessons include an instructor introduction and related handouts.

 

Elementary School Lessons

Middle & High School Lessons

 

 

Elementary School Lessons

 

What An Animal Needs (Pet Care, Grades K-2) 

Instructor Introduction   Lesson Plan   Related Handouts

 

The Perfect Home (Pet Care, Grades 3-5) 

Instructor Introduction   Lesson Plan   Related Handouts

 

Staying Safe and Smart Around Dogs and Cats (Dog Bite Prevention, Grades K-5) 

Instructor Introduction   Lesson Plan   Related Handouts

 

Learning About Wildlife (Living with Wildlife, Grades K-2) 

Instructor Introduction   Lesson Plan   Related Handouts

 

Protecting Local Wildlife (Living with Wildlife, Grades 3-5) 

Instructor Introduction   Lesson Plan   Related Handouts

  

  

Middle & High School Lessons

These lessons are ideal as presentations & guided research projects for Middle School students, or as independent research projects for High School students.

 

The Story Behind Factory Farming (Grades 6-12)

Curriculum strands include US History, Biology/Ecology, and Comprehensive Health.

Instructor Introduction   Lesson Plan   "Three Issues" Summary   Resource List

 

The Humane Education department at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm is happy to work with educators to develop lessons tailored to a particular unit, from Pit Bull Myths to Animals in Entertainment.  For more information, please contact us at (978) 687-7453 x 6108.