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: Esther the Wonder Pig

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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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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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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FREE Classroom Posters to Foster Compassion in Your Students

Order a free set of classroom posters to make your learning space more animal-friendly.

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6 Ways Kind Teachers Can Relax This Summer

Sometimes being a passionate teacher who also cares about animals can be stressful—so treat yourself with a little summertime TLC!

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31 Animal-Friendly Movies Teachers Can Stream Right Now—at Home or in the Classroom

Streaming movies is fun, but it’s even better if they inspire you—and your students—to take action for animals.

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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