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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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Christmas the Puppy’s First Holiday

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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Debate Kit: Should Animals Be Used in Experiments?

Animal testing is ineffective, unethical, and wasteful. Have students use this kit to prepare an argument stating why animals shouldn’t be used for experimentation.

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Make Dissection Digital!

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How to Help Animals During the Holidays With TeachKind

Teach students to show compassion to animals this holiday season and beyond.

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Real-World STEM Lessons: Fighting COVID-19 Without Hurting Animals

Archaic, cruel animal tests won’t help us quickly find a cure for COVID-19. Innovative scientists are doing things differently—and will inspire your students.

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Easy Ways You Can Support TeachKind

If you appreciate TeachKind’s work, try out these ideas to spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues.

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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