Reblog: 10 Books That Help Teach About Tolerance and Acceptance Among Cultures and Communities

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Culture is what makes us who we are. The celebrations, traditions, religion, customs, clothes, food, languages, and our ideal are a reflection of our culture and upbringing.

It is also important to respect the culture of others. This can be done by learning about other cultures through books or the accounts of other people from that particular culture.

Children should be exposed to different cultures, so that they can have respect, empathy, and acceptance for people that are different than who they are.

It is important to teach tolerance because tolerance encourages people to accept others regardless of their differences.

Here are 10 Books That Help Teach About Culture and Acceptance:

1.Secrets of The Dance by Andrea Spalding –  Description from Bookshop: In 1935, a nine-year-old boy’s family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl’kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked…

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8 thoughts on “Reblog: 10 Books That Help Teach About Tolerance and Acceptance Among Cultures and Communities

  1. As a teacher though, teaching in a very multicultural part of London, I learned that there is just no substitute for respect. Listening to each other. I learned a lot I was telling my youngsters the other day about the young man who often came back to help me in class for several years after he left. I have taught children from every culture imagineable. I had a few ground rules but I loved that they managed to get along most of the time. I recently did a course, where no two of us were from the same country. It was amazing. I try to start from the perspective of, “What can I learn from you?”

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      1. I think it is a great idea. I love reaching out to all of you and just listening and learning. I read a book to one group of children when I was voluteering in somebody else’s classroom. I think it was called King Ant. I was in a particularly sarcastic mood that day and I didn’t follow the line of the book. Instead I had questioned the premise, saying things like “How dare he be different, instead of trying to tease the lesson out of them. They promptly corrected me and told me, where I was wrong.” The teacher was smiling, she knew that I was trying to get it from them. For me one of the best lessons I had was from the film CRASH. I know it was pretty violent but gee it was powerful.

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  2. Missy P

    Great compilation! I do think we need to be mindful of using “tolerance” and “acceptance” interchangeably, though. Tolerance is one of those words that just falls flat in this context, ie. a relative of mine is “fine with gay people but [they] don’t really want to see it.” That is tolerance. We need acceptance before we see real change.

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