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IFAW’s Lesson Plans Created By and For First Nations

Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories is the only culturally-responsive resource about dogs and community developed by First Nations, for First Nations. The units are easy to integrate with the school curriculum while building knowledge and skills around living safely and kindly with dogs.

 
 

Features & Benefits for K-7 Teachers in First Nations schools:

  • Flexible, expandable and easy to use – can use one lesson, one unit or multiple units
  • All six units are included and available for free download
  • Meets required curriculum goals
  • Supports positive social and emotional development
  • Relevant to the real lives of students
  • Helps keep students safe and healthy around dogs

Download free dog stories and lesson plans today

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Program Overview

Program Overview »
Intro to program with units at a glance

 

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Program Overview

First Nations Education »
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanation of principles of Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Education, and a wealth of information about First Nations learners and effective teaching methods

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Unit 1 | Our Ancestors and Our Dogs

Unit 1 | Our Ancestors and Our Dogs
Instructor Guide »
Student Activity Book »

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Unit 2 | Dogs as Friends and Family

Unit 2 | Dogs as Friends and Family
Instructor Guide »
Student Activity Book »

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Unit 3 | What Our Dogs Need

Unit 3 | What Our Dogs Need
Instructor Guide »
Student Activity Book »

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Unit 4 | Living with Dogs in Our Community

Unit 4 | Living with Dogs in Our Community
Instructor Guide »
Student Activity Book »

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Unit 5 | Working Dogs—Traditional and Today

Unit 5 | Working Dogs—Traditional and Today
Instructor Guide »
Student Activity Book »

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Unit 6 | A Dog's Life: From Puppy to Elder Dog

Unit 6 | A Dog’s Life: From Puppy to Elder Dog
Instructor Guide »
Student Activity Book »

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Audio Recordings

Audio Recordings l Our Stories »
Stories about dogs from Elaine Kicknosway, Lee Maracle, Willy Bruce, Captain George Leonard, Stanford Owl, Thomas Louttit, and Sky Commanda; also how to say dog, wolf, and puppy in a number of Indigenous languages

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Elder/Role Model Cards

Elder/Role Model Cards »
Intended to be used as read-alouds when listening to the audio recordings is not practical

 

Living in a Good Way with Dogs Education Resources | Posters

Poster Set »
Balance of Self (Units 1,2,4) » | All Dogs Need (Units 2, 3) » | The Elements of Life (Unit 3) » | What Are Our Dogs Saying? (Unit 4) » | First Nations Languages (Units 1, 6) » | Working Dogs (Unit 5) » | Path of Life (Unit 6) »

 
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