Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 39, Spring 2011

Cover art by James Yang

Social Media in the Schoolhouse

This issue of Teaching Tolerance takes an in-depth look at how educators can use social media to teach social justice. It also explores the human side of the complex immigration debate and suggests ways for educators to debunk the misinformation about immigration students may bring with them to school.

Other critical topics in this issue include combating anti-Muslim bias, improving diversity in STEM classes, teaching about human trafficking and changing attitudes about bullies. Dive in!

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Planting Seeds, Growing Diversity

STEM classes have long been dominated by white males. Here are ways to make these fields more attractive to girls and students of color.
Vanessa Hua
Illustration by Ellen Weinstein

The Human Face of Immigration

Students challenge stereotypes when they see the people behind the slogans.
Maureen Costello
Illustration by Anita Kunz

Ten Myths About Immigration

Debunk the misinformation students bring to school—and help them think for themselves.
Teaching Tolerance Staff

Human Trafficking

Slavery never went away, and students need to know how it affects today’s world.
David McKay Wilson
Illustration by Doug Chayka

Combating Anti-Muslim Bias

Followers of Islam face widespread prejudice in the United States. How can teachers help students overcome these attitudes?
Nirvi Shah
Photography by Amy Eckert

Getting Past the ‘Digital Divide’

Educators who can work around obstacles and recognize the promise of new technologies are making a difference.
Sean McCollum
Illustration by Ben Newman

Injustice on Our Plates

Our food supply depends on immigrant labor. Seven new Teaching Tolerance lessons bring this important message into the classroom.
Photography by Todd Bigelow and Natasha Cuevas


Staff Picks

What We're Reading

The Teaching Tolerance staff reviews the latest in culturally aware literature and resources, offering the best picks for professional development and teachers of all grade levels.
Story Corner

A Girl and a Word

Rosa Marcellino didn’t like being labeled “mentally retarded,” so she decided to let important people know.
Illustration by Jamey Christoph
One World

Maya Angelou

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.
Illustration by Nate Williams