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/.

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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  • 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
Updated: 
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...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
“Marriage Equality: Different Strategies for Attaining Equal Rights” is designed to help students: •understand the different strategies used in the...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson is designed to help students: • Examine the correlation between indentured servitude in the early American colonies and undocumented...
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Activities will help students: •Define and understand religious freedom •What is religious freedom? •Is religious freedom absolute? •Does freedom of...
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Activities will help students: •Read and interpret charts and graphs •Recognize differences within the U.S. Muslim population •Identify similarities...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Students will: • Explore the role of being a bystander and its moral implications • Understand the plight of the Jews in the Holocaust • Draw...
Teaching Tolerance
Updated: 
2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Students will be able to: •Connect the food they eat with the experiences of women who work in the food industry •Understand how some people’s...
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Students will be able to: •Discern similarities and differences using multiple texts, including Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle •Compare the conditions...
Teaching Tolerance
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Students will be able to: •Understand that segregation existed in many areas of life in the South, including transportation, public accommodations,...