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Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials to K-12 educators in the U.S. and Canada. The site can be searched by keyword and results filtered by type of resource, grade level, subject, and other considerations.

The website publishes a magazine, Teaching Tolerance Magazine, that can be downloaded as a PDF. The Spring 2014 issue of Teaching Tolerance 
( PDF, 6.3 MB, 68 pgs.) issue is online now. Free print subscriptions are also available to U.S. and Canadian K-12 classroom teachers, librarians, school counselors, and school administrators.

A recently highlighted tool in Professional Development is the Teacher Perception Tool. The tool is designed to help teachers think about factors that contribute to their perceptions and judgments of students. Free registration is required to use the tool in which questions about situations involving students in a school setting are asked. The tool can be used more than once. Other resources are found under:

Classroom Resources archives lessons and activities. Searches can be filtered. For example, Freedom's Main Line, a lesson for grades 6-12, looks at an 1870-71 campaign against segregated streetcars in Louisville, Kentucky. Links to materials and resources are provided and standards are listed.

Film Kits are offered free to teachers. Viva La Causa is a 39-minute DVD for students in grades 6-12 that focuses on the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. It includes a teachers guide with standards-based lesson plans.

Mix It Up is a collection of K-12 activities to help school groups and classroom teachers explore social boundaries. Using Today Is Mix It Up at Lunch Day! one elementary school assigned each student a character word (such as cooperation and respect) that would correspond to a lunch table. It was so successful that students skipped recess to have more time to talk with their new friends.

Publications offers a library of printer-friendly resources.

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