"Mow Wow Animals will help schools teach kindness toward animals."
Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
The Palo Alto Humane Society is excited to announce the launch of a new program to teach California schoolchildren about the humane treatment of animals. Playfully called Mow Wow Animals, the program is a bilingual (English and Spanish) web-based curriculum in humane education.
Introduced at the annual conference of the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), Mow Wow Animals is designed to give children a lifelong sense of compassion for animal companions and wildlife, and an understanding of the issues contributing to the well-being of animals in a diversity of environments. It satisfies the requirement in the California Education Code to teach students the responsibilities of kindness and compassion toward animals.
Mow Wow lessons fit into year-round teaching, including regular curricula, afterschool clubs, summer school, and summer group activities. It is currently available for grades K–2, and Mow Wow Animals will soon offer lessons for students in the upper elementary grades as well.
Mow Wow Animals is designed for busy educators. It is easy to use and contains a wonderful and inspiring variety of multiculturally based readings, exercises, and activities that build upon the knowledge and skills taught in reading and language arts, social studies, and science.
To start teaching, visit Mow Wow Animals at http://www.mowwow.org.
About the company:
The Palo Alto Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-supported organization. PAHS is one of the few humane societies nationwide with no animal shelter. Instead of managing animals inside a shelter, we work to keep animals out of the shelter through humane programs in intervention, advocacy, and education. For a century, our mission has been to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society. Please visit the website for more information, to make humane society donations, or to inquire about becoming a humane society volunteer: http://paloaltohumane.org.