So, how do you engage students in discussion, especially those who are lacking in confidence? Well, as you know, you can:
- Choose a topic they care about.
- Provide an engaging film
- Invite a visiting speaker
- Provide activities which encourage small group discussion for those who don’t like to talk in front of the whole class.
We have free resources on animal welfare & sustainability in farming to help with all of these. You can order a DVD-ROM or invite a speaker by replying to this email. You can also download films and worksheets on our website.
Children of all ages care about animals. The way our food is produced is a growing topic of debate whether you are talking about the ethics around how we treat animals, the production of healthy food, how we can feed a growing population or provide rural jobs.
We have a range of regularly updated resources including:
- The Farm Animals & Us films which compare intensive methods of producing meat, milk and eggs with alternative methods of production
- The Personality Test – an engaging quiz which helps students examine their attitudes to the use of animals to food from the point of view of four different philosophies
- How Should We Treat Farm Animals? – a card activity designed to promote small group discussion
If you would like to order a free copy of our Farm Animals & Us DVDROM, with all the resources mentioned, or to invite a local speaker, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “PSHE”.
If you would like to download these materials directly, including the films, or just to find out more, please go straight to our website.
Education Development Manager
Compassion in World Farming
Links and contacts:
Tel: 01483 521 965
Education website: ciwf.org.uk/education
Speaker service: ciwf.org.uk/speakers
PSHE & Citizenship resources: ciwf.org.uk/citizenship
Some quotes from PSHE and Citizenship teachers:
“… it is one of the best packs that I have used. … Thanks for such excellent material.
Head of Year 10/ PSHE
“I was recently in receipt of a free video pack from your organisation. I just wanted to express my appreciation of the quality of the materials and their appropriateness for classroom use. Not all free materials end up being of any use in the classroom but I have already started to use these and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.“
Head of R.E. & Citizenship
“ … the video was entertaining but also educational”
“Brilliant – outstrips any resource on any related topic I have ever seen”
Head of PSE.