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Welcome to TeachKind, PETA’s humane-education division! We’re here to help schools and educators promote kindness and compassion for animals through free lesson plans, classroom presentations, materials, advice, online resources, and more. Teaching kids to have empathy for all beings is a big step toward building a better, more compassionate world. Check out TeachKind’s resources and start teaching animal rights now!

16 Times Schools and Students Spoke Up for Orcas

Will your school be the next to take a stand against keeping orcas in captivity?

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Live Hermit Crabs’ Shells Crushed, Hundreds Dead at Pet Trade Supplier

Here’s yet another reason why hermit crabs should never be used as classroom “pets.”

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Meet the Winners of TeachKind’s 2016 Teacher Appreciation Contest!

These teachers are going above and beyond for animals. Check them out and let them inspire YOU to do the same!

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6 Ways for Summer School Teachers to Make a Difference

With these tips, you can make the summer as life-changing for your students as the rest of the year.

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National Compassionate Classroom Report Cards

Did your district make the grade?

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How Littering Hurts Animals

No lesson on the proper disposal of waste and recycling would be complete without examining how our trash can hurt animals—and how to prevent harming them.

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Cruelty-Free Classroom Cleaning Products

Make sure that the products you use in your classroom aren’t tested on animals.

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Why Humane Education?

Teaching students empathy for animals is important. Here’s why.

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Humane Science Projects

Animals are not science projects, and there are better ways to learn about our world! Check out these humane project ideas that your students will love.

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