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All About Animal Shelters and Rescues

Beth Foster | Humanities Educator
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(337)
We will look at the history of animal rescues and animal shelters, why they are needed, how they work, opportunities to volunteers, and careers.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
The learning goals of this class are that students learn more about animal rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries, what they do, why they are necessary, and how individuals can be involved in helping animals. 
I have worked in animal rescue for more than a decade, and continue to work in this field through the sanctuary aspect of the Foster Woods Folk School. We provide a permanent home to more than 20 dogs and cats who were less adoptable. Additionally, we manage about 10 acres of woodland as a wildlife sanctuary. 

I have a master of arts degree in American history, and bachelor of arts degrees in political science, English, and communications with a journalism emphasis. I am lead teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School, which focuses on humanities education within an ecosocial justice framework aimed at celebrating and improving our connections as a global community of humans and non-humans living on Planet Earth. In this role, I work with learners of all ages with a primary focus of working with learners in grades three through 12. I was the director of a social justice center for three years during which time I routinely taught about and facilitated conversations about historical and current political events for both teen and adults participants. Before that, I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years. I have been teaching history, social studies, and English Language Arts classes for several years. 
Homework Offered
There will be three discussion questions in the classroom chat, two quizzes, and a final project. Participation in the homework activities is optional. Students will present their “Dream Animal Shelter” during the final class meeting. They may present their dream shelter as a drawing, poster, essay, poem or other format of their choosing.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(337)
From ancient times, humans have used stories to better understand themselves and their place in the universe. Stories explain our past and how we can create a better time and world for ourselves and those who will come after us. This is the heart... 
Group Class


for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
30 min

Completed by 57 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
2-9 learners per class

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