Thursday, April 2, 2009

Teaching Tolerace: The Power of Words Curriculum

Teaching Tolerance has created a power of words curriculum. If you are considering using any of the lessons, you should read through them thoroughly because they do touch on subjects that we might not usually talk about in school. Having said that, it is wonderfully designed and really gives the ability to open up discussions about things that are difficult to talk about. Please be warned that there are words on these pages that are hateful, but are used to discuss why using these words are inappropriate.

Male Bashing and Gender

Ethnic Stereotypes

Antisemitism and Hate Speech

Reclaiming Pejorative Words

Words that reinforce stereotypes

Intention and Perception

Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia

Ethnic and Multiethnic Identity

Social Justice Words