TeachKind is the humane-education division of PETA for teachers, administrators, and other educators who want to help students become kinder, more compassionate…
As former classroom teachers, we know a LATTE about how hard teaching can be AND how crucial that morning latte is for many. We’re here to make your life easier by supplying FREE materials, printables, activities, and more while also putting the pressure on companies that charge extra for compassion (looking at you @Starbucks) ⭐☕
Each of TeachKind’s Rescue Stories reading comprehension worksheets tells a different animal’s tale of transformation and features key vocabulary words and comprehension questions that encourage literal, inferential, and evaluative thinking. This bundle is ideal for students in grades K–2 and includes rescue stories about Pickles the rabbit, Florence the cat, Herman the duckling, and Idabelle the cow.
Companies such as Bio Corporation used these hideous practices because schools purchase animals for dissection, even though modern and humane replacements exist and are increasingly being adopted. Urge the school districts and education officials that purchase animals from Bio Corporation to stop buying animals for dissection exercises and to replace them with superior, humane methods
If looking at this makes you uncomfortable, you understand that it’s wrong. Cats and other animals who end up on a dissection tray were once living beings with thoughts, feelings, and families—not objects to be mutilated. 👉 Take a stand against speciesism in the classroom and make dissection digital at your school.
Do you or someone you know teach young people to be kind to animals? If so, we want to hear from you! Nominate yourself, a friend, a colleague, a teacher at your child’s school, or any other educator who speaks up for animals through their work. The winning teacher will receive an exciting collection of prizes, including Miyokos vegan cheese wheels, vegan wines, and more!
Teachers, YOU are currently educating the next generation of researchers, scientists, doctors, innovators, engineers, pioneers, and world leaders. No pressure, though, right? 😅 Animal testing is ineffective, wasteful, and cruel. Let’s help the next generation embrace superior, modern, humane methods so we can end animal testing for good!
Have you ever thought about what happens to animals during fire evacuations or other emergencies in schools? Do you grab aquariums or animal cages on the way out? More often than not, animals are left behind in classrooms during these situations. This teaches kids the sad lesson that animals don’t matter and that we should only care for them when it’s convenient. Classrooms are NOT happy homes for animals
An elementary school classroom wouldn’t be complete without a wintertime unit on some of the animals who live in the Arctic. These creatures are fascinating to students because of their astonishing adaptations and ability to survive in very cold habitats. Unfortunately, many great lessons on Arctic animals fall flat because they lack the key element of a humane lesson—they don’t teach students about the problems that these animals face or how kids can help.
Each year, at least 3 million frogs preserved in cancer-causing chemicals are dissected by school students in the U.S. and then thrown out with the trash. This practice: 💔 Fosters a callousness toward animals 💔 Poses an unnecessary health risk 💔 Discourages some students from choosing careers in science Learn more about how you can help make 2022 the year we put all animal dissections in the past!