Farm Sanctuary & School Lesson Plans

These programs and lesson plans have been created to support farm sanctuary operators, humane educators, parents, and teachers through the process of bringing young people to sanctuary.

All of these activities use many Curricular and Core Competencies from the BC Curriculum. These activities can be used for self, peer, formative and summative assessments.

Table Of Content

Canadian Curriculum Based

How The BC Curriculum Works

Big ideas – Themes suggested.

Content – Can often be researched.

Curricular Competencies – Skills to be reinforced every year.

Core Competencies – Important proficiencies.

The BC curriculum is made in a way that educators use curricular competencies (skills) to learn content. The big ideas are themes suggested and the core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need in order to engage in deep, lifelong learning. Along with literacy and numeracy foundations, they are central to British Columbia’s K-12 curriculum and assessment system and directly support students in their growth as educated citizens. (

Farm Sanctuary & School Lesson Plans (English)

Farm Sanctuary & School Lesson Plans (French)

Additional Information

These programs and lesson plans were created in 2023/2024 by teacher Catherine Lamarche from Happy Student. She’s a French Immersion Teacher in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Please connect with her directly with any questions. For any technical support or different format requests for the above documents, please connect with P.E.A.C.E. Humane.

Find A Canadian Farm Sanctuary

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Resource: Farm Sanctuaries School Tours