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 tolerance.org.

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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...
  • US History
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
In this inquiry, students consider the influence of slavery on the history and culture of the United States and of their state in particular. They...
In this inquiry, students explore the economic and human consequences of European sugar consumption during the era of the transatlantic slave trade...
When we talk about the power of language, we often focus on how words can injure. In this inquiry, students look at the other side of that equation...
Investigating the arguments surrounding the Southern secession movement of 1860 and 1861, students consider the events leading up to the decision to...
In this inquiry, students gain an informed, critical perspective on the United States Constitution as it stood at the close of the 1787...
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When racist incidents occur, students often need historical perspective to understand the depth of the offense. That's why our Teaching Hard History...
In the past 30 years, scholars have pushed back against the idea that Abraham Lincoln, “The Great Emancipator,” was the primary force behind...