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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Teaching With Film: ‘Breaking the Chain’ Discussion Questions

Executive producer Anjelica Huston presents “Breaking the Chain,” a documentary following PETA’s dedicated fieldworkers as they help neglected animals.

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Meet Becky Cummings, Homeschooler and Children’s Book Author

Get to know children’s book author Becky Cummings, and draw inspiration from her experiences.

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Free Training: New Social Justice Curriculum for Secondary Educators

Looking to teach about social justice issues but not sure where to start? Join us for a free training session!

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Meet the Winners of TeachKind’s 2021 Teacher Appreciation Contest

Get ready to be inspired by our Teacher of the Year and runners-up.

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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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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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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