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Beat Those Recession Blues With PETA’s TeachKind Program

Written by PETA | August 25, 2009
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Most of us are feeling the strain of the recession, but schools seem to be among the hardest hit. Teachers are left struggling to put together lesson plans and scrape up materials on a tight budget. Enter TeachKind, a humane-education resource for teachers, administrators, and librarians who want to help students become kinder, more compassionate individuals.

Now I may be a bit biased—I am the TeachKind coordinator, after all—but this is a program that no educator can afford to miss. Our TeachKind Web site offers free lesson plans and materials, including books, DVDs, videos, magazines, comic books, posters, stickers, and more. And as if that weren’t enough, we offer step-by-step advice on how to combat issues involving cruelty to animals, and we have a new program that helps educators form effective animal rights groups at their schools.

I could go on about TeachKind for hours, but if you have any questions, e-mail us at Info@TeachKind.org. And if you know any teachers, be sure to tell them about TeachKind and encourage them to sign up for our Teacher’s Network, which features new lesson plans, ideas for incorporating animal rights issues into the classroom, and information about exciting contests and giveaways.

Oh, and because you’re probably wishing that you had become a teacher right about now, check out this video to get you through to 5 p.m.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • Abby says:

    While I understand your point I don’t think this is really going to help schools struggling to buy supplies needed for teaching English math etc. It will be seen as a ploy to get a particular activist message into the classroom the same as it would be if the NRA offered help teach about gun safety or something like that. It seems like it would have the best chance of success in the club format where participation is voluntary.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Catholic Jewish and other religious schools must have a spiritual imperative to teach students to protect respect and have compassion for all God’s creatures.

  • simara says:

    this is such an important program for teaching animal lib and animal appreciation in schools will encourage children to become cruelty free young adults and raise more cruelty free families if only the religious leaders and more parents would do this and hey if our president wouldnow that would be beautiful and it is possible

  • Aaron says:

    that’s so cool