Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 39, Spring 2011


Social Media in the Schoolhouse

This issue of Teaching Tolerance takes an in-depth look at how educators can use social media to teach social justice. It also explores the human side of the complex immigration debate and suggests ways for educators to debunk the misinformation about immigration students may bring with them to school.

Other critical topics in this issue include combating anti-Muslim bias, improving diversity in STEM classes, teaching about human trafficking and changing attitudes about bullies. Dive in!

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Planting Seeds, Growing Diversity

STEM classes have long been dominated by white males. Here are ways to make these fields more attractive to girls and students of color.

Human Trafficking

Slavery never went away, and students need to know how it affects today’s world.

Combating Anti-Muslim Bias

Followers of Islam face widespread prejudice in the United States. How can teachers help students overcome these attitudes?

Injustice on Our Plates

Our food supply depends on immigrant labor. Seven new Teaching Tolerance lessons bring this important message into the classroom.


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 grade levels.
Story Corner

A Girl and a Word

Rosa Marcellino didn’t like being labeled “mentally retarded,” so she decided to let important people know.
One World

Maya Angelou

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.
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Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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