They offer a variety of free tools to support issues of equity, including hate and extremism, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, children's rights, economic justice and criminal justice reform.
I'd like to highlight two wonderful resources:
Best of all, Teaching Tolerance magazine is free to educators* and is available in print and on the web. Subscribe below to receive three issues each year—Fall, Spring and Summer (online only).
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Here is a link to some sample lessons addressed in the magazine, addressing identity, immigration, bullying, and more.
Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History
(for grades 6-12)
Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.
- A 40-minute documentary film (DVD), with closed captioning and with Spanish subtitles
- A two-part viewer’s guide with standards-aligned lesson plans and activities for use in staff development
- Additional materials online
Bullied is designed to help administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian. It is also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are being harassed.
Here is a link to the Southern Poverty Law Center's website. Please take some time to peruse their powerful offerings.
Celina Zins, Director of School Partnerships