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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 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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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. (Grades 7–12)

Animal rights and human rights are inextricably linked. For this lesson, use Dr. King’s words to inspire your students to speak up for all beings.

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High School Student vs. Glue Traps

No school should ever use glue traps—and high school student Abby will inspire you to make sure your school isn’t supporting cruelty!

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Meet the Winners of TeachKind’s Teacher Appreciation Contest!

Ready to be inspired? Check out the awesome teachers who were honored in TeachKind’s 2014 Teacher Appreciation Contest!

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Start an Animal Rights Club at School

Have students who are interested in animal rights? Get them organized!

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Why Humane Education?

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

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Chew on This: Reasons to Go Vegetarian (Video)

With this short video, get your class thinking about some of the MANY reasons why people choose to go vegetarian.

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Activities and Essays for Elementary and Middle School Students © iStock.com/damircudic

Activities and Essays for Elementary and Middle School Students

Here are some easy ways to get your students thinking about animal rights.

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Research and Discussion Topics for High School Students © iStock.com/Jodi Jacobson

Research and Discussion Topics for High School Students

Here are some easy ways to get your students thinking about animal rights.

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