Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 34, Fall 2008

Cover art by Anita Kunz

Electing a President

This special youth engagement issue brings students front and center during the historic 2008 presidential election.

Featuring exclusive essays from then-Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, the Fall 2008 issue provides a platform for both candidates to speak to the power of young people and how they can shape the world around them.

This issue also offers insight into ways in which teachers can empower their students to participate in a diverse democracy, as well as how to challenge misperceptions about the world beyond U.S. borders.

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Dancing with Languages

Lilia E. Sarmiento, a scholar and expert in biliteracy, shares a personal story about the challenges and joys — and ultimate effectiveness — of bilingual education.
Lilia Sarmiento
Illustration by Jonathan Burton

You Can!

With a little encouragement, students everywhere can make the leap from passive interest to active engagement.
J. Jioni Palmer


Story Corner

The Three Billy Goats Gracious

A retelling of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," this story puts a cooperative twist on the traditional Norwegian tale.
Jennifer Holladay
Illustration by Alexander Blue