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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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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Humane Alternatives to Chick-Hatching Projects in Schools

These popular alternatives for teaching the life cycle of a chicken are humane and educational, and they’re sure to be a hit with your students.

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Make Dissection Digital!

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Lucky and the Good Samaritan Who Saved Her

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them well suited to learners of all ages and abilities.

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Humane Dissection for Your School

Learn how your school can receive a free alternative to dissection for use in science classrooms!

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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