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March 22, 2017 : Meet Police Horses

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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1. Pretend you are a police officer. Draw a picture of you with a police horse doing one of the horse’s jobs. Around the border of your picture, paste newspaper words that describe the skills and qualities you have to have to be a good mounted officer.

2. In the newspaper, circle any stories or pictures of horses doing special jobs. Make a list of the jobs you find.

3. Find three newspaper stories or pictures that show where police horses could be used effectively. Explain why horses would be a good choice in each story/picture.

4. How do these relate to police horses: (a) crowd control, (b) rodeos, (c) training and (d) “independent” eyes?

5. Make a list of other animals that might be able to handle some of the jobs police horses do. Explain how the animals would act differently.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand the interactions of animals and their environments. (Science: Life Science)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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