Teaching Tolerance

A Framework for Teaching American Slavery.

Here are a few key elements of the framework and the accompanying resources:

  • Key Concepts and Summary ObjectivesImportant big ideas and critical content students must know to understand the historical significance of slavery.
  • Primary Source TextsThe Teaching Hard History Text Library features over 100 sources, all with text-dependent questions.
  • Teaching ToolsBrowse six sample Inquiry Design Models, based on The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
  • PodcastHosted by Professor Hasan Jeffries, this series brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of leading scholars and educators.
  • Student QuizUse this 12-question quiz as a formative assessment.
  • WebinarJoin us live on February 13 or learn on demand.

We hope you will explore these resources, use them in your classroom and share them with your fellow educators. And don’t forget to sign our statement of support to encourage state and district leaders to make quality teaching about American slavery a priority.


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