Students will understand the origins of dogs and how their geography shaped them.
National Council for the Social Studies Standards
3-People, Places, and Environments
Computers with internet access
- 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.
American Kennel Club Library and Archives. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://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 https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/.