Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 21, Spring 2002

Cover art by Helping Hands

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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Everyday People

Folklore invites students to explore the curriculum of "real life."
Trudy Moss

I'm Smart in a Different Way

A high school student with Down Syndrome talks about his world -- and his life at school.
Michael Arnold
Illustration by Elizabeth Traynor

School's Out

Creating a safe environment for gay and lesbian students sometimes means starting from scratch
Tim Walker

Is Freedom Safe?

A First Amendment project challenges schools to take liberties seriously
Sam Chaltain

Fresh Takes

Student filmmakers promote dialogue and activism in their communities
Tim Walker



Domestic Tranquility

The editor of Teaching Tolerance reflects on the lessons of Sept. 11.