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THE MOVIE

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S PURPOSE shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the purpose of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Homeschool Movie Club and Universal Pictures are pleased to offer you the A DOG’S PURPOSE curriculum.

In Theaters Jan. 27, 2017

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LESSON 1: ALL ABOUT DOGS

SUBJECTS: SCIENCE, MATH STANDARDS, ANATOMY, SORTING

How are dogs different from other animals? What makes a dog a dog? In this lesson, students will delve into the process of classification, learning the “how” and “why” behind taxonomy.

LESSON 2: STAGES OF A DOG'S LIFE

SUBJECTS: CREATIVE WRITING, EVENT SEQUENCING, MATH

In the movie, A Dog’s Purpose, we get to experience what it’s like to be a dog. Dogs have unique personalities and as they grow from a puppy to an adult they will build a relationship with their owners, loving and serving them. This lesson takes students through the life of a dog: living, learning, and having fun!

LESSON 3: LIFE'S PURPOSE

SUBJECTS: SOCIAL STUDIES

Dogs definitely serve a purpose in their lives, don’t they? Reflecting on that, students will be able to explore facets of their own life purpose and career by thinking about their unique skills and abilities, what they love to do, and how they can serve others.

LESSON 4: EXPLORING DOG RELATED CAREERS

SUBJECTS: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY

Dogs have helped humans all over the world throughout history. In this lesson, students will travel the globe as they learn about dog breeds on each continent and how they work with people.

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