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/
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What we don’t know about American slavery hurts us all. From Teaching Tolerance and host Hasan Jeffries , Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons...
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  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Leaders from across the South, including Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, participated on Tuesday in a roundtable discussion of the Federal Commission on...
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  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
​ On Saturday April 21, the final rally in a series of pro-gun demonstrations organized by the National Coalition of Constitutional Patriotic...
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Our Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments...
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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...
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This is the first lesson of a four part series titled, "Issues of Poverty." In this introductory lesson, students compare the federally defined...
This lesson challenges students to reflect on themes of fairness, perception, discrimination and legality with regard to employment and to examine...
Much of the Thanksgiving story focuses on a peaceful, cross-cultural exchange between the "Pilgrims and Indians." While it's true that the Wampanoag...
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A series of though-provoking questions to measure awareness of Native American influences in U.S. history and culture.
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  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Ways to be culturally responsive and inclusive when teaching about the world's religions.