Welcome to the Teaching Tolerance blog, a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, at which Jesse Owens won four gold medals. Educators in select cities can attend a free screening of Race, the new film about Owens and the message his Olympic triumphs sent around the world.
Class discussions about To Kill a Mockingbird typically focus on the book’s white protagonists. This brand-new TT lesson turns the lens by focusing on the perspective of one of the book’s African-American characters.
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Use this infographic to learn about inequality in the juvenile justice system and the damaging effects of the school-to-prison pipeline.
With all the talk about Cam Newton’s celebrations—and less than a week to go before Super Bowl 50—educators can take advantage of this teachable moment.
Our history is sometimes painful; focusing on the “best version” of that history to make it more palatable to young readers denies them the education they deserve.
This month, add some team-building activities to your anti-bias toolbox, and learn how Perspectives for a Diverse America can help you teach about the civil rights movement.