Trotsky isn’t your regular house pet…he’s a pig! He and his human Elvis enjoy a very special friendship. In this lesson, children will learn about the complex and endearing nature of pigs – an often misunderstood animal.
Year Level: K–1
Learning area: Science
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking; ethical understanding; literacy
Lesson duration: 80 minutes
Your child will:
- learn about the unique characteristics of pigs
- understand that pigs have physical, social and emotional needs, just like humans do
- understand that pigs kept as pets live differently to pigs raised on farms, and that it’s the responsibility of humans to make sure their needs are met.