|About the Book|
A teachers narrative and lesson plans to encourage respect, responsibility, and compassion. Topics include the emotional connection between children and animals (as revealed through their artwork and poetry), pet care, pet overpopulation, habitatMoreA teachers narrative and lesson plans to encourage respect, responsibility, and compassion. Topics include the emotional connection between children and animals (as revealed through their artwork and poetry), pet care, pet overpopulation, habitat loss, and the question of hunting. The chapters are illustrated with childrens poems and colorful artwork showing the meaning of the lessons to them. The chapters also include poems by well-known writers to expose children to great poetry at an early age. There is a section devoted to handling disclosures of child or animal abuse. Appendices include lesson plans, vocabulary lists, innovative homework ideas, techniques for teaching poetry writing, ideas for role plays, and an extensive resource list.About the Authors:Pamela Raphael: Humane Educator, Humane Society of Sonoma County (1991-97) where she implemented classes on responsible and compassionate treatment of animals in elementary, secondary, and special education schools. Pamela is presently expanding this program to additional schools in Northern California. Published poet and Poet Teacher for California Poets in the Schools (1978-93).Lynn Loar, Ph.D., LCSW: Expert in child abuse assessment and treatment, and a member of the California State Humane Academy faculty, teaching about the interrelationship of child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, and cruelty to animals.Libby Colman, Ph. D.: Program Director of San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates and co-author of seven books on the psychology of parenting.