Presentation on theme: "Describe the History and Domestication of Small Animals"— Presentation transcript:
1 Describe the History and Domestication of Small Animals Small Animal ManagementTaken From:
2 Have you ever wondered? How did Fido go from Wild to Mild? Taken From:Taken From:How did Fido go from Wild to Mild?
3 Today we will explain the history and domestication of small animals ObjectiveToday we will explain the history and domestication of small animals
4 History of Small Animals Throughout history, animals have played a key role in human lifeWe have depended upon animals forFoodClothingTransportationThere is a symbiotic relationships between small animals and humans
5 Prehistoric AnimalsPeople initially viewed animals as a source of food and used skins for clothingThe first animal to go from prey to pet (domesticated)was the wolf about 14,000 years agoPeople discovered that young wolf cubs could be trainedThey were used for hunting, guarding and herding.Evidence exists that some were even pets.
6 Prehistoric Pet Evidence 12,000 years agoPaleolithic tomb in Northern IsraelHuman was buried with a small dogThe dead person’s hand had been arranged so it rested on the animal’s shoulderWhat do you think?
7 Ancient Civilizations As people evolved from nomadic hunters to settled farmers about 8,000 years ago, animals changed tooWorking dogs were valuedCats became accepted as pets because the ate miceBirds of prey were used in huntingSmall animals became pets starting with the Pharaohs of Egypt, Chinese Emperors, Greek and Roman nobility.
8 The Middle Ages ( )In medieval Europe, pet keeping was popular among the aristocracy and senior church clergyLap dogs were fashionable with ladiesMale nobles preferred hunting dogs and falconsDog breeding spread throughout Europe as different types of hounds were developed for hunting specific animals
9 In Victorian Times ( )Pet keeping wasn’t generally accepted until the end of the 17th centuryIt wasn’t common with the middle class until the late 18th centuryOne of the first competitive dog shows took place in Britain in 1859 for the Pointer and Setter breedsPets were not considered appropriate for lower class people
10 Pets in Modern Society Pets now have a number of roles Taken From:Pets now have a number of rolesOrnamental Status Symbol (Paris Hilton)Helpers (Seeing Eye Dogs)Companions (Family Pet)Companionship is the number one reason for pet ownership.Growing awareness of positive effects the pet to person relationship can have on human health and well being
11 Activity Create a timeline of the evolution of pets Be sure to include each of the following time periodsPrehistoricAncient CivilizationsMiddle AgesVictorian TimesModern Society
12 Evaluation What does the term Domestication mean? Describe a symbiotic relationship between animals and humans.Name one time period and the use of small animals at that time.
13 Today we explained the history and domestication of small animals SummaryToday we explained the history and domestication of small animals
14 ReferencesDomestication of small animals:The Evolution of Pet Ownership:
15 Texas College and Career Readiness Standards Social Studies I, A, 2, a;Social Studies II, B, 5, a-b;Social Studies II, B, 6, b