Humane Education Programs
Most programs used by GCHE are not proprietary;
 National Humane Organizations have developed a wealth of programs that are available for use at little or no cost. Listed below our some of our favorite resources for Humane Ed Programming:

Listed below are some of the National organizations that make humane themed programs available for parents, teachers, or volunteers to use:

Humane Society of the United States(HSUS)
Includes Lesson plans and worksheets on a variety of topics from Dog Bite Prevention to Wildlife Issues. Pre K through High School.
For Educational Resources click here.

Wide Variety of programs, including Cats,Dogs, and US  DVD+
For Educational Resources click here.

Concern for Helping Animals in Israel.
For Educational Resources click here.
Includes Humane Education programs in English, Arabic & Hebrew
A source for free humane education materials and policy resources for K-12 and college educators. Includes: Share The World DVD +

The nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals.

Promoting Humane Education since 1918

Animal Welfare themed workbook for children up to 6 years old.


These organizations provide training to become
a Humane Educator:

Offering Online Courses and Certificate programs in Humane Education.

Offering Online and Graduate Programs in Humane Education.

Proven effective program intercepts crime & violence thought an 11-week compassion education curriculum using rescued dogs

Red Rover Reader Program training available.


A few other Humane Organizations to know about:

Guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.
WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends.

Their mission is to foster an awareness of and a respect for animals used in education.

Homeless Pets Clubs
An adjunct organization of The Homeless Pets Foundation (HPF), which helps animal shelters adopt out more 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.

Lists most of the rescue Organizations in Georgia.
Low cost spay/neuter information.
Helping pets & people in domestic violence cases

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
Georgia Performance Standards Tie-in:
Listening, Speaking, Viewing
30 minutes, flexible
PreK - 1
K - 5

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  Contact ANDREA APPEL for RRR programs: andreajappel@gmail.com  404-353-0397
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.
"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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