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Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 30, Fall 2006

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Katrina: One Year Later

Many New Orleans students started the 2006 school year with their home city still in shambles a full year after Hurricane Katrina. The Fall 2006 issue features the stories of displaced children finding a home away from home in Houston—while still honoring what was lost and left behind.

Other features tell the stories of an educational theatre company facing our nation’ intolerance to Japanese citizens during World War II; a high school on South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation learning the Lakota language; and schools trying to move beyond sports traditions steeped in intolerance.

Altogether, this collection issues a call to action: Look back, but keep moving forward.

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Features

Ivory Tower: Lessons for a Teacher

Veteran teacher Dottie Blais writes openly about a question that too often is left unspoken and unanswered: How does a teacher's whiteness get in the way of successful multicultural education?

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Across the nation, schools struggle to celebrate athletic spirit without sinking to cheers and chants steeped in intolerance.

Learning Lakota

For a high school on South Dakota's Rosebud Reservation, culturally responsive curriculum may be the best antidote to the violence, poverty and growing cultural disconnect hindering student success.

'We were still the enemy'

Kenji Ima recalls life in America's World War II prison camps. His daughter works with a Seattle-based educational theater company to share his story.

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