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. Teachers may sign up for a weekly e-newsletter at https://www.tolerance.org/
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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...
Teaching Tolerance
Updated: 
2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This series capitalizes on children's natural relationship to art by prompting them to examine the ways art relates to community leadership and...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Activity to explore why "That's So Gay" is a form of bullying
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Activities will help students: •define the idea of teen rights •become familiar with human rights violations toward teens •explore ways to...
Teaching Tolerance
Updated: 
2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students will: •Incorporate vocabulary that identifies the different roles people play in conflicts. •Use adjectives to describe specific behaviors...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students will: •Be able to describe contemporary heroes who stand up for what they believe in. •Consider the relationship between activism in the...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students will: •Activate vocabulary around the different ways people can respond to prejudice, stereotypes and bias in their everyday lives. •...
  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5, MS
Students will: •Consider the motivations behind being an upstander, a bystander or a whistle-blower. •Relate broader concepts of activism and justice...
  • 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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  • Health
  • 3-5, MS
In the United States, different types of religious clothing exist just about everywhere. In this lesson, students will explore how articles of...