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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Most students leave high school without an adequate understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the United States—or how its...
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2016
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In this lesson, students will examine the growth of unemployment from 2007 through the second quarter of 2009. Using basic and/or advanced math,...
  • Health
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Studies show that school environments are the most common settings for teasing, harassment and bullying of children who are overweight. For guidance...
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  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Ageism can be defined as making a judgment about a person simply based on age. For example, some adults always speak in a condescending tone to small...
Activities for the early grades (3-5) meet the following objectives: •analyze a complex social problem, and •identify solutions to such a problem...
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  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This activity will help students: •Explain how music evokes feelings and emotion. •Understand relationships between music and culture. •Analyze song...
What we don’t know about American slavery hurts us all. From Teaching Tolerance and host Hasan Jeffries , Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons...
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  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Leaders from across the South, including Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, participated on Tuesday in a roundtable discussion of the Federal Commission on...
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  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
​ On Saturday April 21, the final rally in a series of pro-gun demonstrations organized by the National Coalition of Constitutional Patriotic...
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Our Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments...