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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Our Favorite TeachKind Lessons for Summer School!

TeachKind invites summer school educators to supplement their curriculum with our humane education activities and lessons.

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Esther’s Story: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Esther the Wonder Pig is a social media sensation, and people of all ages love her story. Use it to help children learn that ALL pigs are wonderful.

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Spotlight: Meet Author and Vegan Activist Stewart Mitchell

The children’s book author and activist known as Vigilante Vegan talks to TeachKind about his inspiring work.

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Make Dissection Digital!

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What’s a Vegan? Activities to Answer This Question for Students of All Ages

Being vegan is simple, but the ethics behind a lifestyle that doesn’t use animals are complex. Use TeachKind resources to explain them to students in easy-to-understand terms.

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Get Inspired to Save Animals With this Fun Outdoor Activity!

Teach students to act responsibly for the planet and all animals.

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Ask Your Students: How Do Your Animal Companions Spend Their Summer?

Have your students think about ways to keep their animal companions safe from the heat and well cared for all summer long.

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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“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