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...
  • Health
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This body image activity helps even the youngest of children celebrate size diversity. In this lesson from Teaching Tolerance , students read a story...
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5
In this lesson, students will first learn about disabilities. Then they will learn tips for communicating respectfully with people with disabilities.
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This series helps students understand why gender stereotypes are unfair and how teasing or bullying someone who does not conform to gender norms...
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Who Has Hair? explores one of the things mammals share in common: hair! Our hair may be different—Polar Bear's doesn't look exactly like Orangutan's...
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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...
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2016
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In this lesson, students will learn: What makes a family? What is unique about my family? What makes a family a type of community? How does having...
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2016
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  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5
In this lesson, student will: •identify different aspects of culture •interview a family member to learn about their cultural history •identify why...
  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5
This lesson will help students: •understand, appreciate and respect similarities and differences •exhibit pride in their own unique families •learn...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • Health
  • K-2, 3-5
In this lesson, students will discuss: •What is a community? •Who is part of our classroom community? •How does it make you feel when you are part of...