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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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
“The Shape of Home” is designed to help students: •understand the many different kinds of homes created by people in different cultures; •explore the...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
What happens when one or two members of the friendship group control the others, or when these leaders are the only ones who can allow or forbid...
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
Cyberbullying is a serious concern in today’s schools. Since it can happen to a student at home as well as in school, it can be more pervasive and...
  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
To help students recognize the effects of self-segregation, name-calling and bullying, the Unity Club and student government at my school organize an...
  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Each year the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at my middle school organizes and facilitates anti-bullying events that are open to all students and staff...
  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Activities will help students: •apply topic-specific vocabulary to their work, •collaborate to read and understand a text, •identify and define...
  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Students are often told they speak incorrectly or use bad grammar. Telling students of color in rural or urban areas that they speak “incorrectly” or...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
“Looking at Labor” is designed to help students: •discuss how society views different forms of employment; •reflect on their own views towards...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • Health
  • MS, HS
Continued advances in health care, medical technology and a longer average life span have benefited most Americans. However, the benefits haven’t...
  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Activities will help students: •understand girls’ thoughts, feelings, beliefs and expectations about STEM careers •compare and contrast the opinions...