Information about Learning and Living Together: Building the Human-Animal
Bond: Online Version
KIDS: Go to the curriculum for
grades K - grade 4
People-Pet Partnership has developed an online
curriculum for children in grades K-4. This online curriculum is based on
PPP's manual Learning and Living Together: Building the Human-Animal Bond.
As with the printed version, the web site is divided into different sections
according to school grades; the lessons are age appropriate and aligned with
the National Science Education Standards (NSES).
This project is composed of educational modules that organize learning
around various activities. The different modules involve complex tasks based
on challenging problems. Children, at home or in the classroom, are involved
in problem solving, decision making, and investigative activities related to
the proper treatment of animals.
For each grade level, there is a brief introduction presenting the
concepts addressed in the section. A mascot guides the children through the
web site. A tutorial follows the introductory section and the information is
broken down into pieces that can be easily assimilated by the children. The
children are then given the opportunity to use this new knowledge through
educational games, helping them integrate the different concepts. For K-1
and 2nd Grade levels, supplemental games incorporating math,
English, science, and art are also included.
It is our hope that this educational web site will provide the children
with new and interesting information. The information and activities found
in this web site will probably generate questions or comments from the
children. We suggest the parents and educators to accompany children while
they are visiting PPP's educational web site. The children will surely want
to share their new knowledge with others, and will probably have a story or
two about animals to tell! This may in turn generate stimulating discussion
at home or in the classroom.
In the first section of the curriculum (K-1), children will get
acquainted with pets. They will learn the difference between a pet, a farm
animal, and a wild animal. They will also be introduced to the importance of
carefully selecting companion animals according to their family’s life
style. In the second grade curriculum, children will be introduced to a
special type of pets: little critters. During their visit, children will
learn about their care and how to safely handle little critters. The third
graders will become familiar with domestic cats. Children will learn about
cats, their behavior, biology, and history. The fourth grade curriculum
presents information about the history and care of dogs and explores the
relationships between people and dogs.
Additional information for
parents and teachers
To go to the online curriculum
Map of the Educational Web Site
To learn more about the people who collaborated on
Grades 1-3 were sponsored by The
Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust
The development of the grade four curriculum was sponsored in part by the
Banfield Trust .