Many people know that pigs root around in the ground, that cows have four stomachs, and that chickens have wings, but some of these beings also make friends, remember faces, can play video games, and other characteristics that people often attribute only to humans. This activity for grades 2-5 serves as a great introduction to thinking about the commonalities that humans, cows, pigs, and chickens share and why we treat “farmed” animals the way we do.
For grades 2-5.
Time: 60 minutes
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