First I would like to introduce myself, My name is Meredith Saraceno and I am the new Public Education Manager. I have worked at the AKC for 4 years and have been in the Education department for 2 years. I am excited to be part of the wonderful programs we currently have as well as creating new ones too!
I wanted to take the time in this post to highlight our Lesson Plans which are located on our website at: https://www.akc.org/public-education/educator-resources/ . If you know of a teacher in your area, or are a teacher yourself, these are great lessons to use in your classroom. They are all aligned to national standards and are all about dogs! We have three brand new lessons to share and they are updated monthly, so be sure to check back.
K-2 Math: Learning Subtraction through Hardworking Puppies
6-8 Science: Learning about Energy through Canine Sports
9-12 Social Studies: Digging Deep into the History of Guide Dogs
Of course there is a bonus to using these lessons in the classroom. If you or a teacher you know, teaches one of our lessons in their classroom, they can be entered to win an Amazon Gift card! Check out the official rules here: https://www.akc.org/public-education/educator-resources/teachers-win-amazon-gift-card-classroom/
Be sure to check back on this blog for more fun updates from the AKC Public Education Team!