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140 resources with the keyterm tolerance

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A South African Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard and participate in a class discussion that examines Howard's letter for both content and writing form. They write a letter using some of the techniques they identified in Howard's.
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Individuality vs. Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spark an animated debate in your class! Young adults consider some of the fads or trends that are prevalent at their school, as well as their own level of participation in them. Just how much of a role does popular culture play in their...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Follow the Dream: Celebrating Diversity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
The teachings of tolerance and diversity are necessary and poignant at all times of the year and for every grade level. This lesson focuses on Dr. King's message and how it has impacted African/American culture. Students will complete a...
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"All Together Now" by Barbara Jordan

For Students 6th - 9th
Cover the topic of race relations with these questions that go with Barbara Jordan's persuasive speech "All Together Now." These reading questions ask readers to think about her speech in a variety of ways by analyzing particular words...
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Teaching Tolerance: Beauty is Skin Deep

For Teachers 6th - 10th
If you are in need of a lesson on tolerance or the impact of media, this plan could be useful. The class begins with a brainstorming session in which they reflect on their own experiences with bias based on appearance. Next, they...
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School Lunches: Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore ethnic diversity. In this tolerance lesson, students discuss the food choices in their school cafeteria and determine how the menu may limit choices for those of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
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"if I Had It My Way..."

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders choose favorite from ice cream flavors vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry, defend their choices by debating with students who chose other flavors, and discuss how this exercise can lead to discrimination or acceptance of...
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Explore Cultural Diversity Through Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore cultural diversity and build tolerance. Learners view art representing various cultures by Canadian painters. (Adapt with images or artists that reflect your demographics.) The class creates a collage or mural depicting cultural...
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"Bursting" Stereotypes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students comprehend the meaning of the word steretype, work in groups to come up with stereotype statements, discuss whether the statements are fair, and write what they learned from the activity. Balloons are used as a conduit in this...
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Cultural Spaces

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a way to help your learners understand tolerance, personal space, and cultural diversity, this lesson has them give up personal space for three minutes. There is no discussion prior to this activity and seemingly very little after....
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Citizenship

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover how to appreciate the differences in people. In this citizenship lesson, 5th graders read a story about a frog and discuss if they have ever felt the way the frog did. Students use Venn diagrams to compare and...
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Test Yourself for Hidden Bias

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine their own hidden bias. In this diversity lesson, students link to an Internet website to test their own stereotypes and prejudices. Students discuss how bias is perpetuated in society and determine what they can to about...
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Sticks and Stones

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Students explore bullying.  In this character development lesson, students discuss verbal and nonverbal bullying. Using the "sticks and stones" adage, students write a sentence describing a hurtful act on a gray piece of paper, crumple...
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The Rights of the Child

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students create a set of rights that promote safety and tolerance at the school site. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students read the U.N. Declaration on Rights of the Child. Student presenters lead a discussion of these rights and have...
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The Average Kid

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners determine the traits they have in common with other students in the class and create visual profiles of the "average" boy and the "average" girl.
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The Crayon Box that Talked: Welcoming Indviduality

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Just like a box of crayons, every child has a special way of contributing to the greater picture.
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Every Student Counts: Building a Positive Learning Environment

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Join in the effort to end bullying through building a positive learning environment for everyone.
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Using Picture Books to Celebrate Diversity

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Help young learners develop social awareness and tolerance by integrating these books into your lessons.
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Stonewall and Beyond: Gay and Lesbian Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help learners understand their own biases and how their perspectives may have been influenced by biased media sources. They keep a journal while viewing videos, exploring websites, and engaging in class discussions related to gay and...
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Tolerance and Genocide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the causes of genocide. For this cultural diversity lesson, students discuss genocide incidents in Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Students then write essays about what they would do if their cultural...
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The Hundred Dresses

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and contrast two stories. In this tolerance instructional activity students compare and contrast The Hundred Dresses and A Chair For My Mother. Students discuss tolerance.
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The Hundred Dresses: Lesson 9

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete activities with the book The Hundred Dresses. In this literature lesson, 5th graders orally retell each chapter of the book. They complete a writing assignment describing which of the characters is closest to their...
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The Hundred Dresses: Lesson 2

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders fill out a main idea organizer for chapter 1 from The Hundred Dresses. In this main idea lesson plan, 5th graders also discuss tolerance and change that will come up in the book.
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The Hundred Dresses

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders define tolerance. In this literature lesson students read the story A Days Work and discuss examples of tolerance found within the story. Students respond with writing in their journals.