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Tolerance.org

Developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, this site offers an extremely rich amount of information and materials to help fight discrimination and hatred in all its forms. The organization defines tolerance in this way: "We view tolerance as a way of thinking and feeling — but most importantly, of acting — that gives us peace in our individuality, respect for those unlike us, the wisdom to discern humane values and the courage to act upon them."

Published by Tolerance.org in 2005

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):All
Curriculum Areas:Education


Vocabulary
tolerance, bigotry, hatred, prejudice, racism, intolerance, understanding, justice, activism, sensitivity, inclusion, exclusion


Essential Question(s)
1. What does it mean to be tolerant in today's world?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How can we learn about differences in a respectful way?
2. What differences do words make?
3. How does the media influence our thinking?

Extension and Activities
1. Explore the Tolerance.org website and download lessons for classroom use. To do so, you may want to set aside some time to have colleagues explore different parts of the site and share your findings.
2. Engage students in discussions about inclusion and exclusion--try a Mix It Up at Lunch activity!
3. Encourage students to consider issues related to tolerance on a regular basis and share their ideas and ways to make positives out of negatives.


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