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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Most students leave high school without an adequate understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the United States—or how its...
  • 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.
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
In this jigsaw activity, students will review information from brochures/websites about local hair care providers, interview a local hair care...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
This series helps students understand why gender stereotypes are unfair and how teasing or bullying someone who does not conform to gender norms...
This lesson challenges students to reflect on themes of fairness, perception, discrimination and legality with regard to employment and to examine...
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2016
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Students use the 2010 Census to explore family diversity and the different ways to define a family. They research about the experiences of Michael...
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2016
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In this lesson, students will examine the growth of unemployment from 2007 through the second quarter of 2009. Using basic and/or advanced math,...
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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...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Activity to explore why "That's So Gay" is a form of bullying