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    Unit 1: Introduction to Companion Animals

Georgia Performance Standards: AG-SAC-1 (a-c)

Academic Standards: SSWG1 (b), ELA10RC4 (a), ELA10RC4 (c)

National Standards:

    Objectives: 1. Describe the history of animal domestication

     2. Explain the need of humans to have companion animals

     3. Describe the ways in which humans may make use of

    companion animals

Teaching Time:

Grades: 9-12

Essential Question:

    What are companion animals?

    What role do they play in our lives?

Unit Understandings, Themes, and Concepts: Students will gain

    an understanding of how and why humans have companion animals.

     Course: AG-SAC 02.423 Small Animal Care

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    Primary Learning Goals: Students will be able to describe the history of animal domestication and explain ways humans have made companions of animals.

    Students with disabilities: For students with disabilities, the instructor should refer to the individual student's IEP to insure that the accommodations specified in the IEP are being provided within the classroom setting. Instructors should familiarize themselves with the provisions of Behavior Intervention Plans that may be part of a student's IEP. Frequent consultation with a student's special education instructor will be beneficial in providing appropriate differentiation within any given instructional activity or requirement.

Assessment Method/Type:

    ____ Constructed Response ____ Peer Assessment

    _ __ Combined Methods ____ Selected Response

    ____ Informal Checks ____ Self Assessment

    rdReferences: Herren, Ray V. Exploring Agriscience, 3 Edition. Delmar:

    Canada. 2006.

Materials and Equipment:

    Overhead projector Transparency

    Eraser board Handout

    LCD Projector Computer

POWERPOINTS:

Web Resources:

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Additional Web Resources:

Georgia Performance Standards: AG-SAC-1 (a-c)

    AG-SAC-1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the industry involved in producing small animals.

a. Describe the history of animal domestication

     b. Explain the need of humans to have companion animals

     c. Describe the ways in which humans may make use of companion animals

Academic Standards: SSWG1 (b), ELA10RC4 (a), ELA10RC4 (c)

    ELA10RC4 (a) The student explores life experiences related to subject area content.

    ELA10RC4 (c) The student determines strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unfamiliar words or concepts.

    SSWG1 (b) The student explains how human characteristics including population settlement patterns and human activities such as agriculture and industry can describe a place.

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    Lesson Introduction Activity

Lesson: Introduction to Companion Animals

    Assignment: Ask students to list the companion animals that

    they own. They need to give a description of the

    animal and explain why the animal is their

    companion.

Be prepared to share ideas with the class.

Points/Grade Available:

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    Lesson Introduction Activity Rubric

     Content - information is written

     on the topic and covers each

    aspect of the question. 50 %

     Class Discussion participates in

     the class discussion on the topic.

    50 %

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    Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum

    TEACHING PROCEDURE

    History of Animals in US

    The livestock industry in the United States is a tremendously large industry. Animals are raised in all 50 states. They are used for meat, milk and dairy products, clothing (wool & leather) and recreation (as pets and horses). Animals have been a part of the history of America. American’s have raised large numbers of livestock. The US is well suited for growing livestock.

Companion Animals

    Companion animals play an important role in the agriculture industry. As the American Society becomes more urban, the role of domesticated animals has changed. The importance of companion animals is measured less by the work they perform.

    ; Almost 60% of American households have at least one companion

    animals.

    ; Dogs and cats are the most common. Cats are most popular (60 million

    cats in American Households compared to 52 million dogs).

    ; Other common companion animals: horses, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils,

    guinea pigs, ferrets.

    ; Unusual companion animals: pot bellied pigs, reptiles, snakes, fish.

    ; Dogs and cats are believed to be so popular because of their

    communication skills to owners (gestures and sounds they use with

    owners). People tend to have human feelings and emotions to their

    pets because of the animals ability to be expressive.

    ; However, the fastest growing category of pets in the US is reptiles.

    (For the most part, they are clean, odorless, and can be house-

    trained).

    Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum

    ; Iguanas are the most popular reptile pet.

    Companion Animals provide Health Benefits

    Scientists have discovered that living with a pet contributes to the physical and mental well-being of humans. Animals are accepting and attentive, and respond to affection. They are not judgmental, don’t talk back, and they never criticize or give orders. Pets give people something to responsible for and make them feel special and needed. Companion animals are a good influence on children of all ages. Pets are used in therapy and for children who are shy or withdrawn to help them open up. Children who are normally hyperactive, become calmer around a companion animal. Today about 50% of nursing homes use animals in some capacity. Pets make people feel good a

    sick person feels good mentally is more likely to get better faster. People who have pets report fewer minor health problems, like colds and flu.

Companion Animals are Service Animals

    Some companion animals also serve as service animals.

    Guide Dogs

    The most popular service animal is the guide dog. Dogs serve as the eyes, ears, or legs for thousands of people. The best known example of an assistance dog is a guide dog for the blind.

    Horses

    Horses are used in programs of physical therapy for people with disabilities. Hippotherapy can be used with people of all ages, but is especially helpful for physically challenged children. Through hippotherapy, physically challenged individuals improve their balance, posture, strength, coordination, and muscle flexibility.

    Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum

    SUMMARY

Evaluation

    Written test

    Daily Notes

    Class Participation

    Individual Learning Assignment

    Daily Food Log

    Group Learning Activity

    Presentation Learning Activity

    Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum

    Individual Learning Activity

Lesson: Introduction to Companion Animals

    Assignment: Choose one of the topics below and research it.

    Write a report on your findings that answers

    the question or explains the concept and shows

    why it is relevant to your life.

     1. Describe the history of animal domestication

     2. Explain the need of humans to have companion

    animals

     3. Describe the ways in which humans may make use

    of companion animals

Minimum Requirements:

    1. Paper must be typed in 12 point font and at least one page in length. The paper may be double-spaced.

    2. At least two credible references must be properly cited.

    3. All work must be original. No plagiarism! Any use of another’s ideas without giving credit will result in a zero.

    4. Papers will be graded on content (amount of good information, accuracy, etc.) and mechanics (grammar, spelling, and punctuation.)

Due Date:

Points/Grade Available:

    Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum

    Individual Learning Activity Rubric

     Content - offers current

     information on the topic chosen, thoroughly covers each aspect of 35 pts. the question, and demonstrates

     understanding and mastery of the lesson. The paper should include

    information and issues of state and local importance.

     Critical Analysis - logical process

     of analyzing and reporting information that examines and 25 pts. explains the topic selected. The paper should go beyond simply listing facts and must include why

    the concept is relevant to the student’s life.

     Organization- The paper should

    have an orderly structure that 15 pts. demonstrates a logical flow of ideas.

     Mechanics- spelling, grammar,

    punctuation, font size, double 15 pts. spacing, citation, etc. Essentially,

    the paper should meet all specifications and be executed following rules of proper written English.

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