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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3 Fish-Friendly Activities to Teach Students Empathy

Don’t judge a book by its cover. As one scientist says, “Fish are more intelligent than they appear.”

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Fact: Dissection Is Wrong. #CutItOut at Your School Today

Animals used in dissection are often killed for the classroom practice. They didn’t die of natural causes. Dissection is cruel—and you can help end it.

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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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This TED Talk Will Open Your Students’ Eyes to the Remarkable Similarities Among All Animals

Ecologist and writer Carl Safina shares discoveries and anecdotes about the thinking and feeling capabilities of animals.

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Teaching With Film: Meet Scientists Who Choose Not to Experiment on Animals

“Test Subjects” exposes the pressure on young scientists to hurt animals—even when doing so is contrary to good science.

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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