Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 42, Fall 2012


Once Upon a Time in America

The Fall 2012 issue looks back to the struggles of the civil rights movement in 1963. The cover story—framed by a ready-to-use classroom timeline of 1963—encourages educators to observe the upcoming 50th anniversaries in all their complexity.

The issue also reflects on the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The law was never just about sports.

Readers will also find information about two new Teaching Tolerance booklets: Responding to Hate and Bias at School and Speak Up at School. Is your school prepared to respond to incidents of hate or prejudice? Dig in, and equip yourself.

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Confronting White Privilege

Many affluent students are oblivious to issues of race and class. Here are two teaching strategies designed to open their eyes.

Yoga in Public Schools

More public schools are discovering yoga for kids can benefit classroom management—and learning.

Title IX at 40

This 1972 law was never just about sports—it radically changed everything about education for girls and women.

Meeting Mathew

Students with hidden disabilities should not be lost in the shuffle or ostracized.

Therapy of Lies

‘Conversion therapy’ poses as a medical treatment—but it’s really a type of bullying. Know what it is and how to help when LGBT students are told to ‘pray away the gay.’



A Message From Our Director

In the aftermath of tragedy, TT director Maureen Costello wants to nurture students who welcome newcomers.
Letters to the Editor

You Spoke, We Listened

Readers talk coming out, teen dating violence and our Children’s March film.
Letters to the Editor

Tell it to the President

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will face huge challenges when it comes to education. So we asked our readers to tell this year’s candidates why students matter, what they need and how to improve schools.
Ask Learning for Justice

Advice From the Experts

TT answers your toughest questions. This time, we discuss teaching controversial topics and having courageous conversations.
Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

The Teaching Tolerance staff reviews the latest in culturally aware literature and resources, offering the best picks for professional development and teachers of all grades.
Story Corner

Be a Good Boy

Story Corner: In 1920, Tennessee lawmaker Harry Burn followed his mother's advice on a controversial vote—and "freed 17 million women from political slavery."
One World

Anatole France

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.