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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!

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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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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