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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Are You a Parent or Teacher? Help Kids Learn the Power of Words

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Words are powerful! Check out this free language guide from TeachKind to see how teaching children to use kind language helps create a better world for everyone.

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100th Day of School Activities That Can Help Animals Everywhere

100 days of school = 100 chances to bring humane education to your classroom. 🙂

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Animal-Free Heart Dissection Activities

Give your students the best experience for learning heart anatomy without using animal heart dissections. Here’s how!

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Valentine’s Day Activity: What Do Animals Love?


Teach students that all beings deserve the chance to give and receive love with this fun literacy activity!

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PETA Wants You to Invite This Cow and Elephant to Your School

Carly and Ellie are ambassadors for all animals—and they’ll inspire your students to speak up for animals, too!

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Join TeachKind’s Tour Crew to Help Kids Learn Empathy for All!

TeachKind’s tour teams have inspired over 100,000 young students at elementary schools, after-school programs, and summer camps across the U.S. to practice empathy for all animals. By leading 30-minute educational presentations alongside one of TeachKind’s animatronic animals—Ellie the elephant or Carly the cow—you could teach the next generation the importance of having compassion for all… Read more »

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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