Diving Horses and Animal Rights
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New January 2023! In the heyday of Atlantic City, diving horses were a main attraction. In this breathtaking spectacle, a horse and rider plunged off a 40-foot platform into a tank of water.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Nature-32**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as a conversation starter on the issue of “animal rights.” Do students perceive this entertainment act as a violation of animal rights? Why or why not? Do they see it as similar to other practices that are part of the animal rights conversation today? What is their stance on animal rights?


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.