Publications

Our special publications address in-depth anti-bias strategies and best practices as well as critical topics such as school discipline, civil rights instruction and discussing race in the classroom. Browse, read and learn!

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students: A Teaching Tolerance Guide
With this guide, we hope to help teachers and school leaders make curriculum and policy decisions that include LGBTQ students and prepare all students to thrive in a diverse democracy.

Teaching Tolerance in Higher Education

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This study presents the findings of 13 case studies and interviews with university faculty demonstrating how TT resources can be incorporated into existing coursework across the teacher education curriculum.

A Framework for Teaching American Slavery

Teaching Hard History | A Framework for Teaching American Slavery
This framework includes important big ideas and critical content students must know to understand the historical and modern significance of slavery.

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Famous white and African-American figures from U.S. history.
This report summarizes research conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2017 on the state of teaching about American slavery in K-12 schools.

Teaching American Slavery Through Inquiry

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The report explores how A Framework for Teaching American Slavery can be implemented using the inquiry model outlined in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.

Learning the Landscape of Digital Literacy

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The internet and digital technology have not only changed our day-to-day lives—they have changed the boundaries of education. Most educators embrace the opportunities (and responsibilities) presented by new media and...

Serving ELL Students and Families

Teaching Tolerance Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families
This guide can help staff move the entire school toward a comprehensive and culturally responsive approach to serving English Language Learners and their families.

After Election Day, The Trump Effect

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Following our survey about how the 2016 presidential campaign affected schools, we conducted a second survey, this one just after the November election. This report summarizes the responses of more than 10,000 educators.

The Trump Effect | Spring 2016

Donald Trump speaking
During the 2016 election season, TT heard from many educators that the campaign was having a negative effect on schools. These anecdotes led us to conduct a formal survey of educators. This report summarizes the results.

Reading Diversity

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Including diverse voices is a priority in K–12 classrooms. Teaching Tolerance offers a unique model to make it easier: Reading Diversity.

Beyond the Bus

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Beyond the Bus helps educators to recognize and fill instructional gaps when teaching about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Go beyond the typical Rosa Parks narrative with this guide.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct | TT Publication | Teaching Tolerance
This guide extends Teaching Tolerance's work in school discipline reform and responsive discipline practice to include multiple stakeholders—from teachers to SROs—throughout the school.

Let's Talk!

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This resource is for educators working to build their own competency in communicating about—and facilitating conversations on—race and racism as well as other types of discrimination and social inequities.

Perspectives for a Diverse Hawai'i | July 2015

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A formative evaluation on the results of a curriculum pilot of Perspectives for a Diverse America in select Hawai'i schools. This curriculum is the precursor to the Learning Plan Builder and Perspectives text anthology.

20 Face to Face Advisories

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Teaching Tolerance is proud to partner with The Origins Program to present 20 advisory activities selected from Face to Face Advisories: Bridging Cultural Gaps in Grades 5-9.

Civil Rights Done Right

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Civil Rights Done Right includes five steps for building robust, meaningful lessons that cultivate a deeper understanding of civil rights history.

Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'

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A teacher’s guide for The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a groundbreaking book by Michelle Alexander.

Perspectives for a Diverse America

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This report represents the culmination of a pilot program and evaluation of Perspectives for a Diverse America—the precursor to the Learning Plan Builder and Perspectives text anthology.

Social Justice Standards

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The Social Justice Standards—organized into the domains Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—provide a road map for anti-bias education at every grade level.

The March Continues

Teaching the Movement | The March Continues Publication v2 Cover | Teaching Tolerance
This publication provides a set of principles for educators who want to improve upon the simplified King-and-Parks-centered narrative many state standards offer.

Teaching the Movement | 2014

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This resource offers an in-depth look at state standards for instructional coverage of the civil rights movement and includes suggestions for how to improve them.

Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education

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Critical Practices offers a set of strategies for accomplishing academic and social emotional goals side by side.

What is the Truth About American Muslims?

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This publication from the Interfaith Alliance and Religious Freedom Project of the First Amendment Center provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions about religious freedom and American Muslims.

Responding to Hate and Bias at School

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Find suggestions for preventing and navigating a bias- or hate-related crisis in our guide. It is designed primarily for school administrators, but teachers, staff, counselors and students also may find guidance here.

Civil Rights Activity Book

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The Civil Rights Activity Book uses puzzles, songs and photos to teach children about martyrs and events of the civil rights movement. Provided here courtesy of the Civil Rights Memorial Center.

Speak Up at School

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This guide offers advice to adults about how to respond to biased remarks and the use of stereotypes, and how to teach students to speak up as well.

Teaching the Movement | 2012

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Teaching the Movement: The State Standards We Deserve identifies best practices and puts forth models for school social studies and history standards.

Teaching the Movement | 2011

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This publication identifies best practices and puts forth models for school social studies and history standards.

Explore the History of ‘Loving’

The Loving Story Publication v2 Cover | Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance produced this interdisciplinary teacher’s guide for The Loving Story, a documentary film about a couple’s fight to end the ban on interracial marriage.

Writing for Change

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This guide offers more than 50 free, downloadable activities for personal or instructional use. The activities are geared toward raising awareness of difference, power and discrimination.

Civil Discourse in the Classroom

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These tools lay the groundwork for productive, reasoned and lively discussions on a variety of topics. They also will give students “training wheels” for learning how to have reasoned arguments outside the classroom.

Beyond the Golden Rule

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Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice offers practical advice about the challenges and rewards of parenting in today's diverse world.

Speak Up!

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A collection of real-life stories, gathered by the Southern Poverty Law Center, on how people across the United States spoke up against everyday bigotry.