Welcome to TeachKind, PETA’s humane education division! We are former classroom teachers, here to help schools, educators, and parents promote compassion for animals through free lessons, virtual classroom presentations, materials, advice, online resources, and more. Check out TeachKind’s resources and start building empathy for all right now!

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Animal Companions

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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Challenging Assumptions: A Social Justice Curriculum

Challenging Assumptions helps teachers educate students about social justice issues in a way that is engaging and inspires them to effect meaningful change in their own communities.

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Make Dissection Digital!

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This Is the Future of Frog Dissection

This new state-of-the-art technology will help spare millions of frogs worldwide, improve student learning, and eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals!

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How to Set Kind Standards for the School Year

Create a compassionate classroom culture early on in order to inspire humane education all year long.

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How to Incorporate Animal Rights Into Your Elective Classes

In some schools, elective course subjects extend beyond the standard art or foreign language classes. More and more schools are incorporating a wider range of electives or bonus classes to help diversify student skills and knowledge. Some schools refer to these as “exploratory classes,” and the subject matter often diverges from the typical K–12 academic… Read more »

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind