We've seen images of suffering: Japan and Haiti earthquake Darfur, Katrina, tsunami, economic oppression, refugees, war, deforestation, demilitarized zones, rainforest destruction, animal cruelty, oil spills. Children learn geography by the wars and disaster that take place there. Speaking as a teacher, I know how upsetting it is for kids to see the suffering and feel helpless. That's why it's great that there are kid-friendly ways to help? Here are free printable lesson plans on animal rescue (Just in time for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of pets and animals. There are lesson plans of global health, world hunger, rainforest preservation and lots more. Read on
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