Teaching Tolerance has developed Reading Diversity, a unique model to make it easier for
teachers to include diverse voices in K–12 classrooms. This model promotes a
multidimensional approach to text selection that prioritizes critical literacy,
cultural responsiveness, andcomplexity. Teaching Tolerance has designed
two versions of the Reading Diversity model as two editable PDF tools
educators can download, complete, save, and share: Reading Diversity Lite: A Tool
for Selecting Diverse Texts (Teacher’s Edition)is a one-page
questionnaire that helps users include diverse voices in their day-to-day
planning by answering 14 simple “yes or no” questions. This tool is ideal for
busy teachers and anyone else looking to assess a text’s diversity. Reading
Diversity: A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts (Extended Edition)gives
users an in-depth look at the complexity and diversity of a text and is ideal
for curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, book-selection committees, and
A generation of children grew up playing settlers heading west on the Oregon Trail. They remember it mostly for the moment their party died of dysentery. Now, a new spin on the wagon train game focuses on more accurately representing Native Americans and includes new storylines and playable Native American characters.
Jumpstart PD is a learning platform that combines the neuroscience of Universal Design for Learning with the mindset of culturally sustaining pedagogy to provide equity-focused professional learning that measurably changes practice and outcomes.
The Carter Center for K–12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri focuses on research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K–12 Black history education. The Carter Center’s Annual Teaching Black History Conference brings together educators who seek transformative and engaging ways to teach Black history in both history and humanities courses, preK–grade 12.