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
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.
The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?