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Teach Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Share the World’

Share the World is perfect for teaching elementary school students the Golden Rule and the importance of compassion and empathy. Order a kit for free!

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Cultivate Kids’ Thanksgiving Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Disguise a Turkey’ Activity!

Suggested grade levels: K–2, homeschool  Objectives: To gain an understanding that turkeys want to live free from harm and suffering by considering why they would want to be disguised for Thanksgiving. Children will practice empathetic thinking as they come up with creative disguises for their turkeys while learning interesting facts about these unique individuals.  As… Read more »

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Five Ways to Veganize Your Thanksgiving

It’s not always easy being vegan around the holidays, so PETA has just what you’re looking for—here are five ways that you can veganize your Thanksgiving.

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Truly Awesome Turkeys: A Thanksgiving Lesson

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Your students will gobble up these awesome facts about turkeys and learn how to help them with this engaging activity!

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Thanksgiving Class Project: Give Turkeys a Hand!

Thanksgiving is no fun for turkeys, but you can help your students speak up in their behalf this year with this cute and simple craft project!

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Mayflower the Turkey

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality faced by many animals, but they’re ideal for learners of all ages and abilities because the happy endings motivate students to take action.

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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