Battery Hen Farming in New Zealand: A Critical Evaluation

Designed for the English curriculum, this topical resource explores an issue that has become one of the New Zealand’s most recognised and hotly debated animal issues – the treatment of battery hens.

The lesson plans section provides teachers with a set of lessons each written in accordance with NCEA Achievement Standards. The resources section provides teachers and students with a wide range of materials that can be used to complete the lesson plans or for general research purposes.

 

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Animals & Us offers students and teachers options for engaging with the curriculum by attending to issues that will seem most urgent and vital to young people now; questions of power, violence and justice; the quandaries of consumerism and globalisation; the challenges of animal rights and welfare, and of environmentalism; the impact of technological and scientific manipulation of organic nature.

In these ways, the resource helps prepare students for life after secondary school – whether they are planning further study at tertiary level (where these issues are increasingly to the fore in a range of disciplines), joining the workforce, beginning a family, travelling or pursuing any other direction as mature, informed, thoughtful and compassionate members of New Zealand society.