Source: Zoom into Action
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In this segment from Zoom into Action, Brett trains puppies to be seeing-eye dogs. He volunteers as a puppy walker for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. He is working with a puppy named Arty for one year. His job is to socialize Arty and teach him to follow commands. At the end of the year, Brett has to bring Arty back for more training so he will be ready to work with a person who has a visual imparity. Brett knows his work is for a very good cause. When it’s time to give up the puppy, he isn’t too disappointed.
Social studies, community service
The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary or middle school students using this video in an English language arts or social studies lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What do you know about service animals, such as seeing-eye dogs?
Focus (ELA) Synthesize what you already know about service animals and dogs with what Brett says about Arty.
Follow Up (ELA) Sometimes when we hear or read new information, it changes or adds to what we already thought we knew. When you thought about what you already knew about service animals and what you already knew about dogs and compared it to what Brett taught us about Arty, did you learn anything new? Did any new information from Brett change what you already thought you knew about dogs? Explain.
Frame (SS) What is community service? What types of community services are you aware of?
Focus (SS) What community service does Brett provide?
Follow Up (SS) How can a community encourage its citizens to participate in community service? What are the benefits to the community and to the citizens?
BRETT: My name is Brett and I volunteer as a puppy walker for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. Today, I picked up my new dog. His name is Arty. We get him for a year and then he’s going to have to come back and get trained more. As a puppy walker, my job is to socialize the dog for formal training. Socializing is when you bring the dog everywhere you go. You bring it shopping. You bring it to sports events. First of all we have to train it to sit, stay, lie down. The command to ‘Get busy’ means to go to the bathroom on command. The best part about having the guide dog is seeing him teamed up with the blind person because it makes you feel really good. It wasn’t too hard to give up the puppy because you know it’s for a really good cause and right away you get a new puppy. Zoom into action! Join the Zoom Team!
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