Teaching Tolerance

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to helping teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. We publish a magazine, Teaching Tolerance, produce documentary films and develop curriculum materials — all free to K-12 educators — that help students learn respect for differences and bolster teacher practice. Our teaching materials have won two Oscars, an Emmy and dozens of honors from the Association of Educational Publishers.

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Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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Learn how activists in Louisville, Kentucky successfully campaigned against segregated streetcars in 1870-71.
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students learn the importance of being an ally through the story of Juliette Hampton Morgan, a white woman who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, during...
In this lesson, students will work in pairs and use expert reading strategies to analyze the Court’s ruling in Hernandez v. Texas. After...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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Racial profiling occurs when law enforcement agents impermissibly use race, religion, ethnicity or national origin in deciding who to investigate...
This lesson asks students to think about what counts as history. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 gets students thinking about what’s included in...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
“Marriage Equality: Different Strategies for Attaining Equal Rights” is designed to help students: •understand the different strategies used in the...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson is designed to help students: • Examine the correlation between indentured servitude in the early American colonies and undocumented...
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Activities will help students: •Define and understand religious freedom •What is religious freedom? •Is religious freedom absolute? •Does freedom of...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Students will: • Explore the role of being a bystander and its moral implications • Understand the plight of the Jews in the Holocaust • Draw...
Teaching Tolerance
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Students will be able to: •Understand that segregation existed in many areas of life in the South, including transportation, public accommodations,...