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Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

From Teaching Tolerance: “This week, we were disappointed to see wide circulation of the videos showing Ahmaud Arbery’s and Sean Reed’s shooting deaths. Educators have a responsibility to engage with students about this violence against Black men—and the white supremacist…

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“Selma Online”: Free Online Teaching Resource

As the opening line of the website says: “Selma Online is more than a history lesson.  It’s a call to action to learn about democracy, civil rights, and the need to safeguard voting equality … in every generation.”  Created by…

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, 2019

From Teaching Tolerance: National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. And while we’re grateful for teachers who respect and uplift the identities of all of their students year-round, we also appreciate heritage months that offer a special…

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Lies My Bookshelf Told Me: Slavery in Children’s Literature

Jenifer Frank’s article in Teaching Tolerance discusses the work of Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an associate professor in University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, who has examined and compiled a database of 170 children’s books about slavery. “Many children’s books…

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Teaching tolerance, not anxiety

Between March 23 and April 2, 2016, Teaching Tolerance (a magazine from the Southern Poverty Law Center) surveyed approximately 2,000 teachers, asking them how the presidential campaign was affecting their students and their teaching. A synthesis of our survey results make up the content…

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