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Learning Objectives, Session 9: The Gift of Mutual Caring

In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program

Participants will:

  • Learn that some animals have been trained to assist people with special needs and how these working animals are different from pets
  • Understand how working animals exemplify care between species, an intangible gift the children can give and receive
  • Explore their own interactions with animals as pets, at a zoo, in books or electronic media, or in nature
  • Identify elements of a mutual caring relationship between a human and an animal, including responsibility, affection, loyalty, and help
  • Connect caring relationships between humans and animals with the larger concept of the interdependent web of life, the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle
  • Make gifts for animal friends and/or sell dog biscuits to raise funds for a guide dog school or a no-kill shelter.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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