Academic journal article Childhood Education

Teaching Tolerance

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Teaching Tolerance

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TEACHING TOLERANCE. Southern Poverty Law Center.

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides educators with a variety of high-quality, free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity. It publishes a magazine, also called Teaching Tolerance, that has received more than a dozen honors from the Association of Educational Publishers, including the noted Golden Lamp Award. The center also produced an Academy Award-winning documentary called "The Children's March," which tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 to fight segregation. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change. "The Children's March" curriculum kit includes:

* A 40-minute teachers' edition of the Academy Award-winning documentary film, available in VHS or DVD format, with closed captioning

* A teacher's guide with nine standards-based lesson plans for social studies, language arts, and music classrooms.

The Teaching Tolerance project offers other free classroom activities; web-exclusive resources; materials for Mix It Up, a student-led initiative to cross cultural boundaries; grants for anti-bias projects developed and implemented by K-12 educators; and a monthly e-newsletter. …

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