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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5 Reasons Why Your School Should Steer Clear of ‘Adopt a Cow’ Programs

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Don’t be fooled by misleading “adopt a cow” programs.

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Animal-Free Classrooms? PETA’s Hopes for Education in the Age of COVID-19

This fall, PETA hopes students returning to the classroom will find one thing missing: animals. Here’s why we must reshape and rethink education.

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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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Make Dissection Digital!

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Analyze Some of PETA’s Most Powerful Ads With Our Executive Vice President

While studying rhetoric and persuasive writing, students can learn from these eye-catching ad campaigns.

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Advocating for an End to the Iditarod With Your Elementary School Students (Grades 3–5)

Use the following clips from Sled Dogs to initiate discussions about the Iditarod with your students.

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Challenging Speciesism in English Language Arts (Grades 6–12)

Animals are living, feeling beings—not inanimate objects.

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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