Georgia Center for Humane Education -        Advocating the Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond
Humane Education Programs
Listed below are our most popular programs.  A GCHE representative can work with you to tailor one of these offerings and/or provide information about other programs that would fit your needs. Contact us for more information.
Grade Level
BARK - Be Aware, Responsible, Kind
To keep our children safe and allow them to enjoy animal companions, we offer age appropriate learning modules.  The BARK program teaches that all of us must take responsibility for our pet.  We use DVDs and worksheets with games and checklists to engage the children. (Worksheets also available in Spanish.)
    Bow Wow Wow
    Bite Free
    In the Company of Dogs
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in:
Listening, Speaking, Viewing
For information about other Humane Society of the United States programs, click here
30 minutes, flexible
PreK - 1
K - 5
6 - 8
GCHE Career Day Curriculum
  • To reinforce the value of helping animals throughout life
  • To validate various career choices and demonstrate people can help animals through different jobs
  • To provide resources for those that choose to go into traditional animal care roles
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Career, Technical and Agriculural Education
4 - 12
A New Friend for Life
To teach children basic pet responsibility, including pet care and safety around animals.
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Character Development
For more information about The Anti-Cruelty Society, click here.
30 - 60 minutes
K - 5
Share the World: Everyone Matters
To help students better understand and appreciate the animals with which we share our world. The program promotes compassion and empathy for animals while allowing students to practice their reading, writing, and math skills.  
  • The Amazing World of Animals looks at how we differ from animals and how we’re alike.
  • Animals and Their Feelings addresses the concept that animals do have feelings and why all animals should be treated with respect and compassion.
  • Changing Times, Changing Minds looks at how the use of animals in work and research continues to be reduced.
  • Making Humane Choices extends the Golden Rule to our relationships with animals
  • Touching stories about animals helping other animals or people.  Could open discussion about animals they’ve heard about in the news or from others.
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Character Education - Responsibility and Kindness
For more information about TEACHKind programs, click here.
20 – 30 minutes per module
4 - 7
Red Rover Readers
To encourage critical thinking that leads students to their own conclusions regarding animal welfare. This program helps students share information about animals, reflect on the roles of animals in their communities and determine our responsibilities toward them.
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Habits of Mind
For more information about Red Rover Readers, click here
3 - 5
Ethical Choices
To understand factory farms and how they affect the environment, animals and human health. The program seeks to help students find answers for themselves.  The program contributes to sustainable living, healthier bodies, and a more compassionate society.
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Science, Character Development
For more information about the Ethical Choices program, click here.
45 minutes
9 - 12
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
IFAW offers a wild life program that focuses on one animal each year. Elephants, Never Forget, the 2012 program, encourages students to examine and discuss the challenges that threaten the survival of the elephant and the impact they have on our world.  This engaging program includes creative activities for all age groups.
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Science, Character Development
For more information about IFAW and its programs, click here.
30 + minutes
PreK - 12
Maddie’s Tail Wag
To teach responsibility, empathy and the benefits of animal companionship while youngsters work on basics like shapes, colors and numbers with Maddie and her cartoon friends.  Printable workbooks and worksheets available in English and Spanish for teachers.
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in: Kindergarten Prep
For more information about Maddie’s Fund, click here.
 Ask about these programs:·        
  • Pets are for Life / Pit Bull Education·        
  • Healing Species·        
  • Sowing Seeds
"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
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