I just wanted to spread the word about a fantastic organization: Teaching Tolerance. This group, founded in 1991, provides free educational materials that help teach practical approaches to a social justice curriculum. Their mission statement sums up their cause: “We are dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. To us, tolerance is an ethic.” For all teachers, and for all students, this is a great step forward.
Teaching Tolerance has an amazing breadth of resources that any educator would benefit from exploring. Why not start with their bi-annual publication? (The image above is the cover plate from a recent issue.) Or, even better, their comprehensive website. Just click HERE to go to the section for educators.
Nowhere else have I seen an organization that pairs such amazing ideals with such useful real-life applications. Bravo.