Middle School Lesson Plans

 

The AKC designed the middle school lesson plans to complement middle school subject areas such as language arts, mathematics, technology and information skills, civics and art. These lesson plans expand the AKC's curriculum to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. We hope these plans will serve as a base to help you teach middle schoolers about responsible dog ownership, purebred dogs and our sport.

Six lesson plans, each including easy-to-print worksheets, explore three important themes. Each lesson plan is designed to stand-alone or be used in sequence along with the other complementary plans. Please note, each lesson plan includes its affiliated worksheets. The worksheets are also listed separately in case you need to print extras.

Drawings by Jacklyn
Grade 8, Wisconsin

Getting a Best Friend

Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Deciding if Dog Ownership is Right For You
Worksheet: Is Your Family Ready for a Dog?
Worksheet: Doggie Time!

Language Arts, Technology/Information Skills
Lesson Plan: The Cost of Owning a Dog
Worksheet: Cost of Owning a Dog

Mathematics, Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Choosing Your Dog
Worksheet: My Ideal Dog
Worksheet: The Best Breed for You

Canine Legislation

Civics, Language Arts, Art
Lesson Plan: Dog Parks
Worksheet: Rules for a Responsible Dog Park
Worksheet: Designing a Dog Park

Civics, Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Breed-specific Legislation
Worksheet: Judge the Deed, not the Breed

Careers

Career Development, Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Careers in Dogs
Worksheet: Going to the Dogs
Worksheet: Interview Questionnaire

The AKC designed the middle school lesson plans to complement middle school subject areas such as language arts, mathematics, technology and information skills, civics and art. These lesson plans expand the AKC's curriculum to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. We hope these plans will serve as a base to help you teach middle schoolers about responsible dog ownership, purebred dogs and our sport.

Six lesson plans, each including easy-to-print worksheets, explore three important themes. Each lesson plan is designed to stand-alone or be used in sequence along with the other complementary plans. Please note, each lesson plan includes its affiliated worksheets. The worksheets are also listed separately in case you need to print extras.