Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human" animal relations expressed and discussed in school? How do teachers and students develop strategies to handle ethical conflicts arising from the ascribed position of animals as accessible to human control, use, and killing? How do schools deal with topics such as zoos, hunting, and meat consumption? These are questions that have profound implications for education and society. They are graphically described, discussed, and rendered problematic based on detailed ethnographic research and are analyzed by means of a synthesis of perspectives from critical theory, gender, and postcolonial thought. Animals in Schools makes human"animal relations a crucial issue for pedagogical theory and practice. In the various physical and social dimensions of the school environment, a diversity of social representations of animals are produced and reproduced. These representations tell stories about human"animal boundaries and identities and bring to the fore a complex set of questions about domination and subordination, normativity and deviance, rationality and empathy, as well as possibilities of resistance and change.
Alex the monkey has only one arm. Rebecca the rabbit has floppy ears that don’t stand up straight. Zoe the zebra has green and black stripes. These are just some of the animals who are members of the Weird Animal Club. They’re all just a little different from the others, but they’ve become best friends. They play together and have lots of fun with their human friend, Cate, a girl who walks on her toes. When they are old enough to attend school, the animals are all a little afraid of what might happen. They decide they will stick together and support each other. They meet Kelly the kangaroo. Her pouch didn’t grow, so she looks different than the other kangaroos. But the members of the Weird Animal Club warmly welcome her into their group. A picture book for children, The Weird Animal Club Goes to School shares a story of acceptance, tolerance, empathy, and loving kindness.
Master the art of stick figure critters! Since Billy Attinger founded his company, Stick World, pop culture has exploded with stick figure art. Social media feeds and other online resources are the perfect home for this brand of simple, pithy, and often wickedly funny art. Stick figure images and messages are easily conveyed through social media, frequently going viral because of how easy they are to read and share on your phone. The best part about stick figures is that anyone can draw them! Billy Attinger showed how to draw stylized stick figures in his popular Stick Sketch School: An Animal Artventure?, and now he's back to show the world his stick figure animals. Take an "artventure" around the world: learn to draw stick animals in the jungle, the Arctic, the rainforest, the Outback, underwater, and more! You'll even learn how to draw extinct animals and fantasy animals in stick form. Each spread features a grid to show the reader how to draw the lines, how to add movement, expression, and more. Ideal for the visual learner and accompanied by tips and tricks from stick artist Billy Attinger, the book shows how to make your stick animals personal, recognizable, and unique!
This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together in the ocean. From a bloom of jellyfish to a waddle of penguins, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. A quick quiz provides additional reading and learning fun! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Animal Philosophy is the first text to look at the place and treatment of animals in Continental thought. A collection of essential primary and secondary readings on the animal question, it brings together contributions from the following key Continental thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Ferry, Cixous, and Irigaray. Each reading is followed by commentary and analysis from a leading contemporary thinker. The coverage of the subject is exceptionally broad, ranging across perspectives that include existentialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, phenomenology and feminism. This anthology is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone researching, teaching or studying animal ethics and animal rights in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, environmental studies and gender and women's studies.
AT THIS SCHOOL, EVERY LESSON IS AN ADVENTURE. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Rainville's dream of working with exotic animals is about to come true. She's signed up to spend a summer learning to train and care for tigers, lions, leopards, bears, and elephants at an exotic animal ranch. She will pet tigers, train grizzly bears, ride bareback on elephants, and, despite her best efforts, she will fall in love. But Jessica's summer at the exotic animal ranch will test her in ways that she never imagined. And just one mistake can mean the difference between life and death. WILD ANIMAL SCHOOL is a young adult contemporary novel that will appeal to similar audiences as Endangered (by Eliot Schrefer) and Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers (by Amy Sutherland). The book is a must-read for anyone who loves animals, especially those who have ever considered a career working with exotic animals, from zookeeper to animal trainer.
Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains chapters on animal navigation (including homing behaviour and migration), animal communication methods and research into animal language, and attempts to teach language to non-human animals. A chapter on memory includes models of memory in non-human animals and discusses the importance of memory in navigation and foraging behaviour. Animal Cognition is designed to cover the AQA(A) A2 level specification but will also be of interest to undergraduates new to comparative psychology. It is well illustrated and includes a study aids section with examination questions and answers, and key research summaries.
Presents 100+ interventions using creative and expressive arts counseling techniques in school settings Expressive arts therapies are a rich resource for use with children and adolescents, who are often unresponsive to traditional talk therapy, and highly useful to school counselors who must overcome cultural, language, and ability barriers that are increasingly present in diverse and multicultural school settings. This is the first book written specifically for school counselors about using creative and expressive arts counseling techniques in school settings. It presents over 100 interventions using art, drama, music, writing, dance, and movement that school counselors can easily incorporate into their practices with individual students and groups, and in classroom settings. These creative interventions, based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model framework, support the key student domains of academic, career, and personal/social development. The text also meets the important demand for accountability in school counseling by providing guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of each intervention. Addressing such issues as emotional expression, social skills development, managing anger/aggression, developing self-esteem, working well with diverse peers, career exploration, and academic skill development, the book is organized by specific types of expressive arts therapies and how they can be used to support different domains in the ASCA model. Each intervention outlines the presenting concerns for which it is most useful, appropriate grade levels, required materials, preparation needed, step-by-step instructions, modifications for special needs students, and an outcome assessment plan. A handy quick reference chart helps readers to quickly locate appropriate interventions for specific concerns. Ideal for the school counselor, social worker, or psychologist who may not have specific training in arts therapies, this book can also help trained arts therapists who will be working in a school setting to select appropriate interventions. Key Features: Presents over 100 creative and expressive arts interventions that can be easily incorporated into school counseling practice Addresses all relevant ASCA National Model domains (academic, career, and personal/social) Provides easy-to-follow preparation and delivery directions and outcome evaluation methods for each intervention Includes modifications for special needs populations Offers a handy quick reference chart matching interventions to appropriate concerns
Laboratory Animal Medicine is a compilation of papers that deals with the diseases and biology of major species of animals used in medical research. The book discusses animal medicine, experimental methods and techniques, design and management of animal facilities, and legislation on laboratory animals. Several papers discuss the biology and diseases of mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Another paper addresses the dog and cat as laboratory animals, including sourcing of these animals, housing, feeding, and their nutritional needs, as well as breeding and colony management. The book also describes ungulates as laboratory animals, including topics on sourcing, husbandry, preventive medical treatments, and housing facilities. One paper addresses primates as test animals, covering the biology and diseases of old world primates, Cebidae, and ferrets. Some papers pertain to the treatment, diseases, and needed facilities for birds, amphibians, and fish. Other papers then deal with techniques of experimentation, anesthesia, euthanasia, and some factors (spontaneous diseases) that complicate animal research. The text can prove helpful for scientists, clinical assistants, and researchers whose work involves laboratory animals.
This book introduces you to an exciting approach to animal drawing. It was especially created by a group of America's most eminent artists who have demonstrated the methods they have used on their distinguished careers. You, too, will find that animal drawing is one of the areas of art that can bring you much fun and excitement. Not only will you gain rich satisfaction from drawing or painting, but you'll discover that people admire creative talent-- and you'll experience the pride of achievement that comes from developing a valuable skill that most others lack. Also, if you have sufficient desire and dedication, your talent in drawing could even lead you to an exciting and challenging career as a professional artist. But, whether or not you have the ambition to be a professional, you'll find that art will be a wonderfully satisfying pursuit. In this book you'll find fresh approaches to the following features: * Capturing spirit and motion * Drawing materials and techniques * Four basic animal groups * Constructing the head * Basic forms of the body * The horse in motion * Dogs and cats-- step-by-step * Basic forms of unusual animals * Birds at rest and in flight And don't forget-- As a buyer of this book you are entitled to receive a FREE ART LESSON from a professional artist/instructor of the FAMOUS ARTISTS SCHOOL: SPECIAL FREE OFFER TO THE BUYER OF THIS BOOK! Here's a special opportunity for you...because you love to draw. Famous Artists School, the foremost institution of home study instruction in art would like you to receive a free art lesson from one of our professional artist-instructors. Therefore, you have this unusual opportunity. This is your chance to actually experience the helpful suggestions and advice of a professional instructor-- right in your own home! Famous Artists School is making this offer to demonstrate to those who are interested in drawing and painting how easy and pleasant it is to learn with the time-tested successful method the School has developed. Just complete the Lesson Project inside and mail it to Famous Schools. One of our professional instructors will personally evaluate your drawing and return it to you with helpful suggestions. This special offer is absolutely free, and there is no obligation. Explore your hidden talents-- don't miss this special opportunity.
Learn what it means to be Wiccan with this easy-to-follow course from WitchSchool.com. From energy and consciousness studies to casting spells and making magick, this friendly guide presents the essentials of Wicca in an engaging and straightforward manner. Readers will learn about Wiccan ethics, gods and goddesses, sabbats and esbats, magic wands, herbal concoctions, altars, pentacles, totem animals, and a variety of divination practices.
Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals focuses on the special anesthetic, analgesic, and postoperative care requirements associated with experimental surgery. Fully revised and updated this new edition provides the reader with agents, methods, and techniques for anesthesia and analgesia that ensure humane and successful procedural outcomes. * Provides researchers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the use of anesthesia and analgesia in laboratory animals * Thoroughly updated with new material on ferrets, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates * Includes hot topic areas such as pain research, ethical issues, legal issues, and imaging studies
The scientific study of networks - computer, social, and biological - has received an enormous amount of interest in recent years. However, the network approach has been applied to the field of animal behaviour relatively late compared to many other biological disciplines. Understanding social network structure is of great importance for biologists since the structural characteristics of any network will affect its constituent members and influence a range of diverse behaviours. These include finding and choosing a sexual partner, developing and maintaining cooperative relationships, and engaging in foraging and anti-predator behavior. This novel text provides an overview of the insights that network analysis has provided into major biological processes, and how it has enhanced our understanding of the social organisation of several important taxonomic groups. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing both an overview of the power of the network approach for understanding patterns and process in animal populations, as well as outlining how current methodological constraints and challenges can be overcome. Animal Social Networks is principally aimed at graduate level students and researchers in the fields of ecology, zoology, animal behaviour, and evolutionary biology but will also be of interest to social scientists.
In a collection of two fantastical animal tales, brought together in one volume for the first time, Frisk the Fox makes a surprise discovery while following Jenny to school in The Quick Brown Fox Cub; and dreamer Finlay causes unexpected trouble by bringing his puppy to class in The Wrong Kind of Bark. Original.
This book brings together the insight and experience of successful leaders from over 60 schools on the issue of improving school culture – in their very own words. It provides the tools, practices, and examples that will help you in your own effort to improve school culture.
A classic resource for teachers is now back in an updated edition! Using an inductive and experimental approach, Animal Coloration aims to increase students' awareness of the ways wild organisms are adapted to their environments. Even though the activities suggest a specific teaching procedure, each activity is also intended to be an investigation by the students and an opportunity for them to make and test hypotheses based on their observations. Through these activities, students will begin to appreciate how scientfic knowledge and understanding were attained. Each of the activities provides an opportunity to incorporate US National Science Education Content Standards, including science and inquiry, life science, and history and nature of science. Also new to this revision is a table summarizing each activity with learning outcomes and relevant content standards. Originally published in 1966 by the Regents of the Univesity of California, Animal Coloration is the result of over five years of field-testing and experimentation by the Elementary School Science Project at UC Berkeley. This book was difficult to find for far too long, so NSTA Press is especially proud to bring the book to a new generation of teachers and to update the work for its long-time admirers.
Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical paradigms. The "One Health" approach calls for greater communication and cooperation between human health care providers, public health professionals, and veterinarians to better address vital issues of emerging diseases and environmental change. This incredibly timely book provides, for the first time, practical guidelines for "One Health" collaborations in a wide range of clinical human-animal health issues, including the H1N1 virus, zoonotic diseases, the human-animal bond, animal allergy, bites and stings, and animals as "sentinels" for toxic environmental health hazards. UNIQUE! For each condition, specific steps human health care providers, veterinarians, and public health professionals must take to prevent and manage disease. UNIQUE! Comparative tables of disease signs, diagnosis and treatment in humans and animals for easy reference. UNIQUE! Guidelines to detect and improve environmental factors affecting the health of humans and animals. Occupational health guidelines for preventive care of animal workers including veterinary personnel, farmers, pet store employees, and zoo workers. Treatment of emerging disease issues including zoonoses, H1N1 virus, harmful algae blooms, and animal-related pesticides UNIQUE! Sample protocols facilitate professional communication between veterinarians, human health clinicians, and public health professionals. Legal and ethical aspects of "One Health" that human health providers and veterinarians need to know.