Students will use the Internet to do research and inquiry on search and rescue dogs.
Students will learn about the requirements for search and rescue dogs and how they are trained.
Students will write a help wanted advertisement for a search and rescue dog.
Brief Description of Internet site:
The page is part of the National Association for Search and Rescue Web site. It contains information about
search and rescue dogs.
Additional Suggested Activities:
Have students discuss why dogs are good at rescuing people. Have them list ways that dogs can help in rescue missions that people can not.
Have the students connect to http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0301/articles/mainarticle.html. Then have students click on National Geographic Games: Working Dogs at the bottom of the page and:
(Approaching icon) complete the quiz.
(On Level icon) write a few paragraphs about how dogs could be used to improve their communities.
(Beyond) Have students write a story about a day in the life of a working dog.