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Starting Small: Teaching Children Tolerance

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The vision of community that the early childhood classroom provides can color children’s expectations about equity, cooperation and citizenship for a lifetime. Chronicles seven innovative classrooms in which teachers are helping children practice fairness, respect and tolerance.

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Runtime: 58 minutes 24 seconds

Group of children seated cross-legged on the floor, looking in the same direction. Caption. And continue to make literacy important to us.
32 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Closeup of a child drawing with marker on a sheet of paper. Caption. Giving outlets for expressing their feelings.
22 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Child smiles and looks out in a classroom setting. Caption. Narrator. Rapid physical growth marks this stage of development.
19 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Crowd of African people stand in a corridor between 2 dilapidated buildings. Caption. Narrator. With state primary schools now free.
Early Life
Episode 3
26 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Young girl talks to a man on the sidewalk of a busy urban street. Behind them, teenagers in the bed of a truck and buildings with Thai writing. Caption. In Chiang Mai, Sita is playing Songkran with the grown-ups.
Early Life
Episode 1
24 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Group of women and babies sit outside on picnic blankets in a park setting. The woman in the foreground dangles a colorful rattle from a ribbon as the baby next to her reaches for it. Caption. So you can see that she wants to grab the rattle.
Early Life
Episode 2
26 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman is signing in front of a red screen with the word, brave, written in white next to her.
4 minutes
Grade Level: Ps - 4
Orange text in a playful font on a purple background reads, "How to Catch a Turkey." Turkey is in pale yellow letters with a dark orange outline. Illustrations of a cupcake and carrot are visible in the blurred background.
How to Catch
Episode 1
8 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Woman signs in front of a storybook illustration of scruffy dog licking a boy while other animals look on. Story text appears on screen.
6 minutes
Grade Level: Ps - 4
Woman leans over to help a child adjust a magnifying glass. Another woman and child stand by. Spanish caption. Una de las cosas más importantes.
22 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

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    ADRIENNE B. (New York, NY)
    February 17th, 2021 at 08:10 AM

    Great video to show techniques on creating an anti-bias preschool classroom.

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    Patti G. (Battle Ground, WA)
    February 27th, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Great content