Expectations for Students/Learning outcomes

Strand 1: Learning about dogs

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. The life cycle of a dog
  1. 1.1

    create a simple timeline tracing the stages in a dog’s life

    • clipboard
  2. 1.2

    classify various pictures of dogs according to stages of development

    • clipboard
  3. 1.3

    list some health/hygiene problems suffered by dogs

    • clipboard
2. Benefits of having a dog
  1. 1.4

    list some reasons why people have dogs including the social benefits

    • clipboard
  2. 1.5

    work out an exercise plan to benefit both dogs and their owners

    • clipboard
3. The role of dogs in our lives
  1. 1.6

    present findings to their peers of a survey they’ve conducted on the value of dogs to people of different ages and needs

    • clipboard
  2. 1.7

    create an artefact to provide information on breeds of dogs and their characteristics

    • clipboard
4. Choosing a dog
  1. 1.8

    discuss with peer(s) the pros and cons of having a dog

    • clipboard
  2. 1.9

    relate what’s involved in looking after a dog

    • clipboard
  3. 1.10

    use criteria to select a dog s/he would like to own

    • clipboard
5. Reflection and transfer
  1. 1.11

    reflect on what has been learned in this strand and apply in a real or imaginary context to 'own' dog

    • clipboard

Strand 2: Caring for dogs

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Food
  1. 2.1

    label food as healthy and unhealthy for dogs

    • clipboard
  2. 2.2

    draw comparisons with healthy food for humans

    • clipboard
  3. 2.3

    plan and design a menu for a healthy dog diet

    • clipboard
  4. 2.4

    compare prices of dog foods in local retailers

    • clipboard
  5. 2.5

    make edible treats for 'own' dog

    • clipboard
2. Grooming
  1. 2.6

    list hygiene routines for dogs

    • clipboard
  2. 2.7

    compare the consequences of not following hygiene routines in humans and dogs

    • clipboard
  3. 2.8

    show evidence of learning following a visit to a specialist, such as a dog groomer or vet

    • clipboard
3. Exercise
  1. 2.9

    identify healthy exercise for dogs

    • clipboard
  2. 2.10

    make comparisons with benefits of exercise for humans

    • clipboard
  3. 2.11

    explain how to exercise the dog safely

    • clipboard
  4. 2.12

    demonstrate good practice and awareness of safety when walking with a dog

    • clipboard
4. Shelter
  1. 2.13

    explain why dogs need shelter

    • clipboard
  2. 2.14

    draw comparisons with humans needing shelter

    • clipboard
  3. 2.15

    research different types of shelter for the dog

    • clipboard
5. Reflection and transfer
  1. 2.16

    reflect on what has been learned in this strand

    • clipboard
  2. 2.17

    design and make something for 'own' dog to use as shelter, warmth, comfort or fun

    • clipboard

Strand 3: The dog around the home

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Health and hygiene
  1. 3.1

    outline possible health risks for humans in having a dog in the home

    • clipboard
  2. 3.2

    identify essential personal care practices that need to be carried out when there is a dog in the home

    • clipboard
2. Costs associated with keeping a dog
  1. 3.3

    calculate the cost of keeping the dog for a day/week and/or month/year using a calculator

    • clipboard
  2. 3.4

    gather evidence of some of these costs through visits in the community and/or online shopping

    • clipboard
  3. 3.5

    explain shopping receipts, reasoning (if appropriate) for the difference between luxury and essential goods

    • clipboard
3. Dangers around the home
  1. 3.6

    list possible dangers for a dog in the home environment

    • clipboard
  2. 3.7

    make a checklist of good practice for keeping a dog safe in the home

    • clipboard
  3. 3.8

    identify people, groups or organisations that could help in emergency situations

    • clipboard
  4. 3.9

    role-play making a call or texting to the emergency services to report an incident involving a dog

    • clipboard
4. Reflection and transfer
  1. 3.10

    reflect on what has been learned in this strand and apply in a real or imaginary context to 'own' dog

    • clipboard

Strand 4: The dog in the community

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Owner responsibilities
  1. 4.1

    list the responsibilities associated with owning a dog

    • clipboard
  2. 4.2

    show understanding towards people who are afraid of dogs

    • clipboard
  3. 4.3

    name the relevant agencies that offer support and advice to dog owners

    • clipboard
  4. 4.4

    explain what to do if confronted by an angry dog

    • clipboard
2. Places and events associated with dogs
  1. 4.5

    recognise the need to check if dogs are allowed in certain areas

    • clipboard
  2. 4.6

    identify places and events associated specifically with dogs

    • clipboard
  3. 4.7

    make a visit to at least one of these places or events

    • clipboard
3. Dogs that help us
  1. 4.8

    name the ways that dogs can help us in the community

    • clipboard
  2. 4.9

    interview someone who works with or has a dog that helps them

    • clipboard
  3. 4.10

    demonstrate an awareness of how dogs can assist people towards independence

    • clipboard
4. Reflection and transfer
  1. 4.11

    reflect on what has been learned in this strand and apply in a real or imaginary context to 'own' dog

    • clipboard