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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In these activities, students will imagine themselves in the role of women immigrating to the United States without documentation and weigh the risks...
In this lesson, students consider actions we can take to promote respect and ensure equality for all people living in the United States. This lesson...
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...
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2016
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  • Social Studies
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
In this activity, students will summarize biographies of individuals who fought racism and helped make it possible for a black man to serve as...
  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS
In this lesson, students will create their own imaginary cities, deciding where to place amenities such as parks and libraries, as well drawbacks...
Classroom experiences that critically investigate the causes and meaning of poverty in our own nation offer students tools for change, and new ways...
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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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...
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...