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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!

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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Meet the Winners of TeachKind’s 2015 Teacher Appreciation Contest

These compassionate teachers are going above and beyond for animals—get ready to be inspired!

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Top Animal Rights Movies to Show in Class

Open your students’ eyes to the world of animal rights with these animal-friendly films.

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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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Victory! Vegan Teacher Wins Free Speech Battle

This teacher faced a lot of adversity for speaking up for animals—but he didn’t let that slow him down.

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Teacher Spotlight: Meet Brenda Fiorini

Meet Brenda, a compassionate children’s book author and public school teacher, and get her tips on humane education!

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Animal Rights and Women’s Rights (VIDEO)

Women have a played a crucial role in each major social justice movement—and they can continue to do so by fighting for the rights of animals.

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Send Love to Orcas This Valentine’s Day

Take this opportunity to work with your students to spread compassion!

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How Your School Can Help Chained Dogs

TeachKind’s “Change for Chained Dogs” pack makes fundraising for animals easy!

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Learning Compassion From Martin Luther King Jr. (K–6)

Use Dr. King’s inspirational quotations about social justice to introduce students to civil rights and animal rights and ways they can take action.

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