Teacher Review For Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Compassion and Diversity Through History

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This is a great resource for anyone that is teaching civil rights, diversity, the Holocaust, human rights, equality, and justice issues. This website offers lesson plans, teaching resources, film kits on various topics, and articles from other educators. I have used this site in connection with Common Sense Media's lesson on Hate Speech and when I was leading a unit on the book Night by Elie Wiesel. This site is used throughout the school in many different classes and subjects. The lessons are in depth and have all of the links to videos and resources attached to each lesson. This site made it easy to talk to the kids about subjects that can be hard to teach.
My Take
This is a great site. I love the lessons to which you have access. The lessons that I used invited discussion and let the kids be open about their feelings. The setup for the lesson page is really user friendly and gives a lot of information right off the bat that makes it easy to find the lesson that is right for the topic. The magazine has some great articles from other teachers and interesting hands-on lesson ideas to get the kids involved physically with a lesson. There are a couple of film kits that you can request be sent to the school and a couple different professional developments. The only thing that stands out as a small annoyance is that some of the campaigns that they organize are from 2015 and are still on the site as an active campaign. This is not really an issue, just something to be aware of. Over all this is a great website that I hope to incorporate into many more of my lessons.