Dogs Around the World

 

Learning Objectives

Students will understand the origins of dogs and how their geography shaped them.

 

Grade Levels

3-5

 

National Council for the Social Studies Standards

3-People, Places, and Environments

 

Materials Needed

Computers with internet access

“Origins of the Dog” Worksheet

 

Lesson

Introduction

  • Explain to students that all dogs originated from wolves and that different dogs were common in different parts of the world.
     

Explicit Instruction and Guided Practice

  • Show students the Dog Map of the World by Joseph P. Sims (1933) here: Map
  • Have students work with a small group and choose one dog from the map.
     

Independent Working Time

  • Students will work together to research their dog.
  • They should use the following resources:
  • They should also research the country/region from which their dog originated.
  • As students are researching, they should fill out the “Origins of the Dog” worksheet.
     

Review and Closing

  • When students are done, they should present their findings to the class.

 

References

American Kennel Club Library and Archives. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/about/archive/

David Rumsey Map Collection. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~290358~90061904:Dog-Map-of-the-World 

Dog Breeds. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/.