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Learning for Justice (formerly 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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Body Image: Many Shapes and Sizes
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This body image activity helps even the youngest of children celebrate size diversity. In this lesson from Teaching Tolerance , students read a story...
Stereotypes and Tonto
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson revolves around Sherman Alexie’s poignant yet humorous and accessible essay, “I Hated Tonto (Still Do).” It explores the negative impact...
The 26th Amendment
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
  • High School
Activities will help students: • understand why the youth vote became an issue when it did • see how the youth vote affected the 2008 presidential...
Civil Discourse In The Classroom
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Civil Discourse in the Classroom—based on lessons tested in diverse classrooms across the United States and proven effective with a wide range of...
Viva La Causa - Teacher's Guide
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Your Viva La Causa package includes a 39-minute video and this accompanying teacher’s guide. Story of Farmworkers Struggle led by Cesar Chavez On a...
A Framework for Teaching American Slavery
Most students leave high school without an adequate understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the United States—or how its...
How Did Sugar Feed Slavery?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
In this inquiry on American slavery, students explore the economic and human consequences of European sugar consumption during the era of the...
Food Deserts: Causes, Consequences and Solutions
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
This lesson explores the concept of food deserts and the relationship between food deserts, poverty and obesity. Students are encouraged to examine...
Understanding Disabilities: Elementary Grades
  • Speaking and Listening
  • 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.
Is it okay to go gray?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
High school is not too early to ask that essential question: Is it okay to go gray? During class time, ask students working individually to write...