The following anti-bias resources may be of benefit to school districts and the communities they serve:
Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference Institute" provides anti-bias education for students, educators, and community organizations.
Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Teaching Trunks are a free resource to schools around the state. They provide K-12 educators with a wide array of materials for classroom units on character education, equality, human rights, the Holocaust, and/or genocide. Each trunk allows educators to create meaningful, age/grade-appropriate lessons employing award-winning fiction, non-fiction, historical reference materials, as well as DVDs and teaching posters. Each trunk has been carefully developed to address state and national learning standards.
"Make a Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition" provides interactive activities, role play, and lessons that foster leadership skills, self-esteem, empathy, and positive decision-making. School groups will receive 50 percent off published school group admission fees for the exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie for the remainder of 2017.
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Prevent School Violence Illinois, a coalition of organizations working to create optimal conditions for effective learning in a school environment free of bias, violence, bullying or intimidation.
"Teaching Tolerance," a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, offers Perspectives for a Diverse America, which is an anti-bias social justice curriculum for educators.
Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Office takes a lesson from the past — the Holocaust — and uses it to teach and defend the safety of Jews worldwide. But it also addresses contemporary issues like bullying and texting and the internet. The center teaches how to confront these issues so a Holocaust doesn't happen again. In March, the office released the 2017 Digital Terrorism and Hate Report at