09/06/2006

SPLC Releases Fall 2006 Issue of Teaching Tolerance Magazine

The Center has released the Fall 2006 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine, which includes an article about children adjusting to life and school in Houston after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Teaching Tolerance, published twice a year by the Center and mailed free to 600,000 educators throughout the nation, contains 64 pages of articles and resources to help teachers promote respect and tolerance in their classrooms.

The new issue includes:

  • "New Orleans, Texas," about two schools whose teachers are helping children from New Orleans overcome the trauma of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath;

  • "Learning Lakota," about educators on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota who wrestle with a culturally responsive curriculum;

  • "2-4-6-Hate," which reports on what happens when sports chants go foul and provides expert guidance for teachers and administrators;

  • "We Were Still the Enemy," a daughter's recollection of her father's imprisonment in Japanese American prison camps during World War II.

  • "Connecting Through Technology," featuring a Teaching Tolerance grant to schools using innovative technology to help New York students learn about immigration, disabilities and, ultimately, each other; and,

  • parenting column about the stigma of mental illness.

In addition, the magazine introduces educators to Rhinos and Raspberries: Stories & Activities for Young Peacemakers, Teaching Tolerance's newest teaching kit.

Teaching Tools reviews the best multicultural books, films, posters and CDs available. And Activity Exchange provides classroom activities for early, middle and upper grades.