"To educate our people, and especially our children, to humane attitudes and actions toward living things is to preserve and strengthen our national heritage and the moral values we champion in the world."
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States
Most programs used by GCHE are not proprietary. National Humane Organizations have developed a wealth of available programs at little or no cost. Listed below are some of our favorite resources for Humane Ed Programming. Be sure to check back often as we update this page.
Lesson plans focused on Puppy Mills: From Nose to Tail | The Humane Society of the United States - Free lesson plans and books for elementary school-age children.
HSUS Shelter/Rescue Division, Humane Pro - Humane Education website.
National organizations that make humane-themed programs available for parents, teachers, or volunteers to use:
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) — Wide Variety of programs, including Cats, Dogs, and US DVD+ View Educational Resources
- Chai-Online — Concern for Helping Animals in Israel. View their Teacher resources for lesson plans, and be sure to see their resources for Christian, Jewish, and Islamic educators.
- TeachKind — A source for free humane education materials and policy resources for K-12 and college educators. Includes: Share The World curriculum kit
- The Latham Foundation — Promoting Humane Education since 1918.
- Animal Welfare-themed workbook — provided by Maddie's Fund for children up to six years old.
- Wood Green the Animal's Charity — View videos on various animal issues and watch Dog Safety with Wood Green.
- AnimaLearn — Their mission is to foster an awareness of and respect for animals used in education.
- Educated Programs Choices — Provides students, communities, businesses and other organizations with vital information about the impact of food choices on human health, the environment, and animals.
- Heart at TeachHeart.org — Exploring the Lives of Farm Animals: Lessons that Teach Compassion is a curriculum created by HEART and Farm Sanctuary for K-3 teachers.
- Project Chimps — Project Chimps has educational resources that you can use at home or in the classroom. Visit the Project Chimps Portal for Parents or the Project Chimps Portal for Teachers.
These organizations provide training to become a Humane Educator:
- Academy of Prosocial Learning — Offering Online Courses and Certificate programs in Humane Education.
- Institute For Humane Education — Offering Online and Graduate Programs in Humane Education.
- The Healing Species — Proven effective program intercepts crime & violence through an 11-week compassion education curriculum using rescued dogs
- Red Rover (formerly HEAR) — Red Rover Reader Program training available.
- American Humane Association — The nation’s voice for protecting children and animals.
- The Humane Society of the United States — Working to end all forms of animal cruelty and achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society.
- Best Friends Animal Society — Guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.
- WSPA World Society for the Protection of Animals — WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends.
- Homeless Pets Clubs — An adjunct organization of The Homeless Pets Foundation (HPF), which helps animal shelters adopt out more pets.
- Happy Kids Happy Pets — To help teach elementary-age children and their families compassionate care of dogs and cats and to address bullying, self-esteem, peaceful friendships, respect for oneself and others and giving back to the community.
- Victoria Stilwell Pawsitively — Learn positive techniques for training your pet.
- ASPCA — American Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals.
- SPOT Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together — Lists most of Georgia's rescue organizations.
- SpayGeorgia — Low-cost spay/neuter information.
- Ahimsa House — Helping pets & people in domestic violence cases.
- Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe — The Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe is a humane education non-profit with a unique mission: to contribute to the well-being of Atlanta's pets and people to improve human-animal interactions, reduce the incidence of animal cruelty and relieve the strain on local animal shelters.