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Identify common farm animals in English. Use verbs to list the things farmers need to do to care for Farm Animals.
Academic Content Objectives
Economics: List and describe the means of production on a farm with animals. Explain the work that’s necessary to raise animals for the functioning of a farm. Science: Describe the habitat needs of farm animals and how those needs are met when animals are domesticated.
We’re really stressing learning the vocabulary associated with farm animals, especially the name of the farm animals. We’ll need that foundation of knowledge when we work with wild animals, which will be the majority of episodes in this unit.
A good way to learn the names of farm animals is to cut out pictures of them in old magazines and write the English name with the picture, then just look at the pictures and names frequently. Then cover up the name and quiz yourself.
Another method – as demonstrated on the program – is to write the names of farm animals in your native language, and write the English name beside it. When you see a farm animal, review that list until you don’t need it. Feel free to make flash cards and use them with games. Get a farm set, and sing “Old McDonald” as you set up the animals.
In this episode, we demonstrated how to communicate the issues of running a farm.
Materials Used in This Episode
These are the materials we used visually in Episode 40
I want to acknowledge and thank Jenn U Win for her performance of “Old McDonald Had a Farm.”
Next Episode: Click on Episode 41 to see what an amazing organization is doing to care for neglected, abused, and unwanted animals.