For teaching students about issues of racial, religious, and other forms of hatred, the following web sites may be useful:

  1. Tolerance.org (http://www.tolerance.org). Sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, this site provides information about hate crimes around the world and shows examples of hate-mongering web sites. It also has an online quiz that will surprise children by illuminating their own, often unanticipated, biases. It includes a section with ideas for how teachers can bring some of these issues into the classroom through discussions and projects.
  2. Partners Against Hate (http://www.partnersagainsthate.org). This site was created by a partnership between the Anti-Defamation League, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence. It is partly funded by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education and is specially designed to reduce acts of hatred by youth and against youth. The site includes extensive teacher resources and links.
  3. Museum of Tolerance (http://www.wiesenthal.com/mot/). Developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this is an online version of the center’s Museum of Tolerance. The museum educates students and adults about the Holocaust and racism in America both past and present.
  4. Choices and Consequences (http://courttv.com/choices). Court TV has developed a highly watchable show for teenagers, called “Choices and Consequences,” that will engage students in discussions about violence. By using footage from the popular television show, “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” the curriculum attempts to hold students’ interest and, hopefully, spur communication.