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Click here to download a lesson on chickens which meets the California Department of Education 3-LS1-1 standard. This includes information about chicken classification, ancestry, vocabulary, shelter, diet, senses, communication, and embryo development.


Learning Objectives:

Students will learn about the roles chickens play in their group that help them survive more successfully. Students will be able to identify each stage of a chicken's life cycle and the characteristics specific to that stage. With the accompanying activities, students will create models of this life cycle to demonstrate their knowledge.


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Read the following stories about the rescued animal residents of Charlie's Acres and answer the questions below.

- How did Brewster injure his leg?

- How do you think the kind neighbor helped Brewster recover?

- Why might some people say that Davey and Mulligan are lucky?

- Why did Bernard's family find him a new home?

- Why is it sometimes difficult for roosters to find new homes?

- Why were the leghorn girls unhealthy when they first arrived at the sanctuary?

- Who does Brewster live with?