Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 11, Spring 1997

Cover art by Nancy Thompson

From the Archive

Teaching Tolerance—an award-winning magazine dating back to 1991—has reached millions of educators and countless classrooms over the years.

These stories reflect nearly three decades of educating for a diverse democracy and an ever-evolving quest to ensure every child has an equitable school experience.

Issues have come and gone, but one thing remains the same: Educators, students and school leaders continue to inspire us and each other with their innovation, resourcefulness and passion.

Enjoy this glimpse into our past, which informs our present. And be sure to spend some time with our more current issues.

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"Unite and Overcome!"

Chicana activist Elizabeth Martínez calls for fearless thinking about racism
Gabriel Lyon

Arabic Spoken Here

Language lessons create common ground in a Detroit elementary school
Scott Martelle

Paddling Upstream

Catholic and Protestant youth in Northern Ireland embark on a brighter future
Margie Slovan

Where's George?

Primary students learn the value of questioning their social studies book
Elizabeth Martínez



Lighten Up

The editor of Teaching Tolerance reflects on the ups and downs of laughter.
Jim Carnes