Pets presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on pets, including shelters, pounds, euthanasia, overpopulation, exotic pets, breeding/purebreds, designer pets, puppy mills, animal hoarding and other relevant topics. It provides a clear summary of positions, offers data and evidence supporting these positions. The accessible text, written at an 8th grade level, provides clear learning objectives for each chapter and is augmented by relevant charts, graphs, images, primary sources and other visual elements. Critical thinking prompts are interspersed throughout the text.
Feature & Benefits
- Instructional Guide in the front matter explains the classroom friendly features of the title and offers suggestions for using the materials in the classroom.
- Learning Objective provided for each chapter, is useful for teachers to quickly determine how the material fits with their lesson plan or assignment.
- Primary Source sidebars with prompts to help students understand, analyze, and evaluate the source.
- Callouts that encourage students to analyze, synthesize, engage, evaluate, and recall the information in the text.
- Sidebars draw attention to important people, organizations, historical moments, and comparing positions or arguments related to the topic.
- An appendix with assorted printable/downloadable worksheets, tip sheets, student performance checklists, and evaluation guidelines that teachers can use in the classroom or students can use independently.
- Chronology, recommended sources for further research, and subject index.