VWB Nunavut Rabies Awareness & Prevention Education Program
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VWB Nunavut Rabies Awareness & Prevention Education Program

The Northern Animal Health Initiative engages youth during veterinary clinics by either having classes visit our clinic or our team visiting schools to talk about our work and relevant topics including rabies, dog safety and animal health.

To further build educational opportunities, Veterinarians Without Borders presents a curriculum rabies education kit for Nunavut schools, targeting grades 5 and 6. The education kit can be used by any teacher in a northern community.

Example slide from Rabies and Wildlife lesson plan (English)

Example slide from Rabies and People lesson plan (Inuktitut - Kivalliq)

Teacher instructions

Learn more about the background of the project and how to best implement the lessons into your curriculum planning. This document also provides additional activities you can incorporate into your classroom with these lessons.

Download here [PDF]

Curriculum tools

There are three 45-minute lessons prepared on the topic of rabies in northern communities. Each lesson comes with a PowerPoint presentations for teachers to display in class,  a handout for children to process the learnings and an exit ticket to measure how the lesson went. There is a fourth bonus lesson that focuses on Humans and Dogs.

Rabies and wildlife
English PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]
Inuktitut - North Baffin PowerPoint [PPTX]

Handouts [PDF]

Inuktitut - Kivalliq PowerPoint [PPTX]

Handouts [PDF]

Inuktitut - Inuinnaqtun PowerPoint [PPTX]

Handouts [PDF]

Rabies and dogs
English PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]
Inuktitut - North Baffin PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]
Inuktitut - Kivalliq PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]
Inuktitut - Inuinnaqtun PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]
Rabies and people
English PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]
Inuktitut - North Baffin PowerPoint [PPTX] Coming soon!
Inuktitut - Kivalliq PowerPoint [PPTX] Coming soon!
Inuktitut - Inuinnaqtun PowerPoint [PPTX]

Coming soon!

BONUS!

People and dogs
English PowerPoint [PPTX] Handouts [PDF]

Share your feedback

Are you a teacher who has downloaded and used the materials in your classroom?
We want to hear from you what worked and what we can improve!

Share Your Thoughts

Sign up for the Q&A webinar

In Spring 2024 we will hold a webinar for Nunavut teachers to provide background and an overview on the developed materials and support the implementation of the lesson plans in the classroom. Sign up to be notified of the webinar details.

Ulaayu Learns About Rabies

The lesson plan on Rabies and People utilizes the Ulaayu Learns About Rabies children's book produced through the Newfoundland and Labrador government, the Sheshatshiu Innu School, and the Innu Language (Memorial University).

Early May 2024, we are shipping classroom book sets to schools in Nunavut with copies in both English and Inuktitut. Please contact info@vwb.org to confirm the receiving school in your community.

Visiting veterinarians

If you are a veterinarian visiting a community in Nunavut, we have developed this resource to help guide school visits and education opportunities related to rabies.

Download the guide [PDF]

Thank you!

This program is made possible due to a grant from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA is dedicated to preventing the spread and introduction of serious diseases, such as rabies, that impact human and animal health in Canada.

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