Dogs with Jobs
Working Dogs Video
Blank Paper for Each Student
- Explain to students that there are many ways that working animals help people. Ask students to brainstorm what they think it means to be a “working dog.”
- Working dogs are dogs that are kept by humans and especially trained to do specific things to help their humans.
- Ask students to brainstorm types of working dogs and what jobs they do.
- Play the “Working Dogs” video for students.
- View online (or print) the “Working Dog Examples” with students.
- As you review the examples with the students, ask them to consider why the dog may be better at their job than a person.
- Encourage students to talk with a partner or small group about the things they learned about working dogs.
- Provide each student with a blank piece of paper and coloring utensils. Encourage students to brainstorm a job they would like a dog to do. Ask students to illustrate their idea and write about it. Younger children may write one or two sentences, while older children may write a paragraph.
- When students are finished, allow them to share their work with the class if they would like.
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