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
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This series helps students understand why gender stereotypes are unfair and how teasing or bullying someone who does not conform to gender norms...
  • 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...
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
In this lesson, students will first learn about disabilities. Then they will learn tips for communicating respectfully with people with disabilities...
This lesson challenges students to reflect on themes of fairness, perception, discrimination and legality with regard to employment and to examine...
This lesson is part of The Little Rock Battle for School Integration series, which introduces students to the actors and events central to the 1957...
In this lesson, students will learn about the nine African-American students who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. They will also...
Teaching Tolerance
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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...
The purpose of this lesson is for students to grapple with three separate definitions: primitive, civilized (civilization), and technology. Students...
Teaching Tolerance
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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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In this lesson, students apply a geographer’s framework to the migration of women who leave Latin America and enter the United States without legal...