Beyond THE FUTURE: Tolerance.org
“We view tolerance as a way of thinking and feeling — but most importantly, of acting — that gives us peace in our individuality, respect for those unlike us, the wisdom to discern humane values and the courage to act upon them.” So reads one section of the Tolerance.org site. Keep digging and you’ll find pages of material divided into four targeted groups:
Teaching Tolerance offers teachers lesson plans, classroom activities, kits and handbooks, even the on-line Teaching Tolerance magazine.
Parenting for Tolerance offers guides and resources that encourage parents to discuss tolerance issues with their children.
Mix it Up dishes out innovative ideas and resources for teens who want to battle stereotypes and raise awareness of tolerance issues among their peers.
Planet Tolerance provides some fun for the little ones, including stories and games that teach while they entertain.
“Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity.” I learn something new with each visit. Look for more on Tolerance.org in future posts. I haven’t even mentioned the front page yet, and it’s a doozy.