Special Days

What are Special Days

The United Nations has designated certain days in the calendar as an INTERNATIONAL DAY in order to shine a spotlight on important aspects of human life.

What are Special Days

The United Nations has designated certain days in the calendar as INTERNATIONAL DAY in order to shine a spotlight on important aspects of human life.

Lesson plans

Click on the Special Day buttons below to view the relevant Lesson Plan or Activity
January
April
May
June

All lesson plans are underpinned by the Five Freedoms for Animals as endorsed by the World Organization for Animal Health.

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SPECIAL DAY LESSON PLANS

World Children's Day

World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November.

As we celebrate World Children’s Day, it is important, as parents and teachers, that we do everything in our power to protect our children from the impact of violence in all its forms.

For learners in the Intermediate and Senior Phases.

World Food Day

WORLD FOOD DAY – 16 OCTOBER

Never in the history of mankind have we been compelled, on a global scale, to reconsider the way we produce our food. The United Nations’ Food Systems Summit 2021, has urged all 193 member states to do just this – for the sake of climate change, and our own survival. To commemorate World Food Day 2021, The Humane Education Trust and Caring Classrooms invites senior school teachers to offer learners an understanding of the issues involved through our freely downloadable curriculum-aligned lesson plans on the Topic: Health, Social and Environmental Responsibility, for Grade 8, Grade 10 and Grade 11.

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on 09 October.

An extraordinary bird finds its way to South Africa for its annual Summer migration.

Download the lesson plan on the awesomeness of the Amur Falcon.

Learners can also use the template provided to craft a miniature version of this amazing bird, as a festive season gift for a loved one.

World Teachers Day

The content of this document supports WORLD TEACHERS DAY celebrated on 05 October.

Teacher Vivienne Rutgers is presented with the One Health One Welfare 2021 Award for her role in pioneering the inclusion of humane education as part of Life Skills and Life Orientation in the South African Curriculum.

The Humane Education Trust sponsored the development of humane education over a period of 3 decades.

“Teachers have the power to shape the future of our world.”

With this in mind, The Humane Education Trust takes great pleasure in presenting Vivienne Rutgers with the One Health, One Welfare Award for 2021.

Read below on why Teacher Vivienne Rutgers won the One Health One Welfare 2021 Award

World Animal Day

October 04 is World Animal Day.

Celebrate our friendship with animals and improve reading skills by downloading from a selection of short stories.

Suitable for Foundation Phase learners and Intermediate Phase learners.

World Farmed Animals Day

The content of this Lesson Plan supports World Farmed Animals Day
celebrated on 02 October.

World Rabies Day

The content of this Lesson Plan supports WORLD RABIES DAY
celebrated on 28 September.

ACTIVITIES

Kittens Activity

A wonderful handcraft activity

Goosie Activity

A wonderful handcraft activity. Available in English and Afrikaans

Puppet Show

Puppet show – Grade 3 Class Term 1

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