This issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine takes an in-depth look at how educators can use social media to teach social justice. It also explores the human side of the complex immigration debate and suggests ways for educators to defuse the issue in class discussions. Other topics include combating anti-Muslim bias, improving diversity in STEM classes, teaching about human trafficking and changing attitudes about bullies. Download the PDF version here.
Part of the "Why I Teach" series
In the words of Atticus Finch, the stories here urge us and our students to “consider things from [another person’s] point of view … climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
The Teaching Tolerance staff reviews the latest in culturally aware literature and resources, offering the best picks for professional development and teachers of all grade levels.
Teaching Tolerance and participating artists encourage educators to print the One World poster to hang on a classroom wall. It is created with just that purpose in mind. Enjoy!
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes have long been dominated by white males. Here are ways to make these fields more attractive to girls and students of color.
Students challenge stereotypes when they see the people behind the slogans.
Slavery never went away, and students need to know how it affects today’s world.
Followers of Islam face widespread prejudice in the United States. How can teachers help students overcome these attitudes?
Want to engage students? Meet them on society’s newest public square.
Twitter, Google Docs and their cousins shrink the spaces between cultures even as they expand the reach of a typical classroom. How can you use them to promote social justice?
Educators who can work around obstacles and recognize the promise of new technologies are making a difference.
Help your students choose a new role.
Our food supply depends on immigrant labor. Seven new Teaching Tolerance lessons bring this important message into the classroom.
Rosa Marcellino didn’t like being labeled “mentally retarded,” so she decided to let important people know.
Debunk the misinformation students bring to school—and help them think for themselves