We hear a lot today about teaching kids skills such as grit, empathy, and integrity. Unfortunately, these skills aren’t overtly labeled in any curriculum we teach, but as educators, it is our job not only to teach content but also teach skills that help our students develop into quality human beings. One site that can help our students understand the diverse fabric of both our nation and our world as well as help students foster empathy and understanding is www.teachingtolerance.org .
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides teachers with classroom activities, lesson plans, and resources for addressing issues such as fake news, stereotypes, confirmation bias, and diversity. The site is rich with handouts, videos, teaching guides, and information.