Animals Aren’t Natural Resources, They Use Them! A New Activity From TeachKind

TeachKind’s new natural resources lesson has a compassionate, animal-friendly twist and teaches students that sentient beings aren’t natural resources.

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Using Empowering Affirmations to Cultivate Empathy in Your Students

Help students cultivate empathy and kindness toward themselves and others with these fun, empowering affirmation activities from TeachKind!

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Cultivate Kids’ Thanksgiving Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Disguise a Turkey’ Activity!

Suggested grade levels: K–2, homeschool  Objectives: To gain an understanding that turkeys want to live free from harm and suffering by considering why they would want to be disguised for Thanksgiving. Children will practice empathetic thinking as they come up with creative disguises for their turkeys while learning interesting facts about these unique individuals.  As… Read more »

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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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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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Free Training: New Social Justice Curriculum for Secondary Educators

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

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‘Junebug: No Life Too Small’ Virtual Read-Aloud

Watch TeachKind’s read-aloud of an excerpt from a compassionate children’s book about respecting and showing kindness to insects.

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3 Animal-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the ‘Year of the Ox’ With Your Class

The Chinese Lunar New Year brings us the Year of the Ox, so let’s learn more about these gentle and emotionally complex animals.

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Grades PreK-2 Printables

Use these resources to further students’ understanding of various animal rights issues. The application of this age-appropriate material can promote compassion and empathy for all living, feeling beings. Click on the image to download the PDF file. Click on the text below it to access the corresponding lesson. Coloring Sheets and Activities Comprehension Worksheets Graphic… Read more »

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Grades 3-5 Printables

Use these resources to further students’ understanding of various animal rights issues. The application of this age-appropriate material can promote compassion and empathy for all living, feeling beings. Click on the image to download the PDF file. Click on the text below it to access the corresponding lesson. Coloring Sheets and Activities Comprehension Worksheets Graphic… Read more »

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Grades 6-12 Printables

Use these resources to further students’ understanding of various animal rights issues. The application of this age-appropriate material can promote compassion and empathy for all living, feeling beings. Click on the image to download the file. Click on the text below it to access the corresponding lesson.

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Rescue Stories Printables

Use these resources to further students’ understanding of various animal rights issues. The application of this age-appropriate material can promote compassion and empathy for all living, feeling beings. Click on the image to download the PDF file. Click on the text below it to access the corresponding lesson. Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades… Read more »

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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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Iditarod—The Cruelest Race

Use this documentary to introduce your students to the hidden lives of dogs exploited by the dog-sledding industry.

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