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Maryland SPCA offers free lesson plans to teachers through Wagging Tales TLC program

Wagging Tales TLC
Posted at 7:45 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 11:16:39-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland SPCA is offering free lesson plans to teachers to help make virtual learning more fun for students.

The Wagging Tales TLC program provides teachers with eight lesson plans that can be taught at their own pace and catered to kids from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It's an effort to educate kids about the different roles animals have in the community.

"One of my favorite ones is a pet hero lesson where we talk about how people can be heroes, but also pets can be heroes. We and also touch on the different things that pets do in our community to help people whether it be a seeing eye dog or whether it be a search and rescue dog," Katie Florey, Community Relations Director at MDSPCA, said.

The Maryland SPCA also provides a series of books to go along with each lesson plan, along with a stuffed dog for the classroom that students can name. Zoom opportunities are also available for students to read to animals and give them a glimpse inside shelter operations.

It is free to enroll in the Wagging Tales TLC program. To learn more, go to https://www.mdspca.org/education/wagging-tales/