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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!

6 Easy Ways to Celebrate a Kind Holiday in Your Classroom

Get a head start on the winter holiday by bringing some animal-friendly cheer to your class!

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Why Humane Education?

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

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Top 7 Ways to Decorate Your Classroom

Share your love for animals and make your classroom look awesome by incorporating some of TeachKind”s fun classroom decorating tips!

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What’s the Problem With Classroom ‘Pets’?

Thinking about getting a classroom “pet”? Think again. Find out why the classroom is NOT a good place for animals.

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‘Just Choices’ Curriculum Kit

Every day, we make choices that can either help or hurt animals. Teach your students how they can make a positive difference for animals!

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Teach the Importance of Community Service

Teach your students to help others by encouraging them to do community service.

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Five Books for Compassionate Classroom Reading

There are plenty of excellent student-friendly books with animal rights messages out there—check out TeachKind’s top picks!

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Alternatives to Dissection

Educators at all levels are increasingly choosing alternatives to animal dissection to meet their students’ needs in the classroom. These modern teaching methods save lives and cost less.

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Share the World Curriculum Kit

We share the world with many different animals—and we must treat them with kindness and respect!

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Resources for Implementing Humane Science Policies in Your School

Use the following resources to learn more about the ethics of dissection, dissection alternatives, and how to implement humane science policies.

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