In this icebreaker, participants learn just how important words and actions are when they explore their impact on two apples. Grades: PreK – 8Time: 5-10 minutesRelated IHE Resources: Where Are the People Like Me?Read more »
Humane education lesson plans and teaching resources for lower elementary school students.
The Wonder Box
The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural, found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, twigs, deceased insects, etc.). Students can interact with the objects, inspecting them, using their five senses, drawing/sketching, painting, a picture of the object(s), writing a poem, listing describing words, creating a story, etc. The Wonder Box can…Read more »
Mouse vs. Zucchini
A Lesson on Perspective This activity encourages students to discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter. Recommended grades: K-5Time: 30 minutes Related IHE Resources: Council of All BeingsRead more »
Not Enough Homes: Adding Up the Pet Overpopulation Problem
This activity helps young students hone their basic math skills while learning about pet overpopulation. Recommended grades: K-5Time: 60 minutes IHE Related Resources: How’d That Get on My Plate?, Mouse vs ZucchiniRead more »