In partnership with teachers, the SPCA (HK) cultivates positive values and fosters social and personal growth in child development. The package is easy to use and includes lesson plans and activities which teachers are happy to adopt. The package covers the core value of respect and inspires well rounded personal development.
The Humane Education Package is an exciting new medium that exposes youngsters to moral and ethical areas not necessarily covered in their daily studies. The messages of care, respect, equality and responsibility towards animals are a valuable complement to the current Moral and Civic educational curriculum. In tandem with the regular General Studies subjects of primary schools and Liberal Studies of secondary schools, these tutorials use animal themes to reinforce the principles of basic human kindness.
Exploring concepts around the care of pets, the ethical treatment of wildlife, general welfare issues, and a legal framework for animal protection, students are inspired to think about life in a new way. The easily incorporated activities will spur young minds through reflection and debate to begin to see the interconnection between compassion towards animals, their families, and society at large.
Each chapter consists of a lesson and activity plan, worksheets, databank and images to stimulate student's interest. The package is available in Chinese and English versions as well as DVDs for teachers to utilise in the classroom.
The Humane Education Package is free to download, but requires that you fill out a form online and enter the Authorization Code applicable to your school level. We ask that you respect our right to be properly credited for developing the content.
The Humane Education package is created by Vivian Chiu, the Education Department, and launched in June 2007. It is used in local primary and secondary school curriculum and we have been working with Scout Association and Girl Guides to strengthen their Animal Care Badge programme. The package is also used in other countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand.
In 2009, we created the first humane education textbook for China based on the Hong Kong version. In 2010, Humane Education was first launched in Xiamen and later in other provinces including Guangzhou, Jiangsu and Gansu.
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Contains debate topics for both primary and secondary level.