Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is an organization with a mission to, “reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.”  To that end, Teaching Tolerance offers free resources to educators who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Their resources can work to supplement the curriculum, to inform pedagogy, and to support the building of school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

They offer free film kits that range in topics from the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta to The Children’s March the award-winning documentary film tells the heroic story of the young people in Birmingham, Alabama, who brought segregation to its knees to the Holocaust to issues of bullying. Many of their resources are also available on their You Tube channel.

There is also a free monthly magazine offering ideas for curriculum, and articles about human rights, social justice and activism.