tol·er·ance noun \?tä-l?-r?n(t)s, ?täl-r?n(t)s\
: willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own
: the ability to accept, experience, or survive something harmful or unpleasant
The start of 2015, a new year, and the days leading up to the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday is an excellent time to learn about tolerance. Martin Luther King Jr., dreamed of a world more tolerant than the one he lived in. Tolerance has the power to make a difference in student’s lives — and in the world those students will create.
Read: Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up in a place where people used words that made him feel bad. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book shows how Martin used words to fight for equal rights for black people. When Martin was growing up, he saw the words “Whites Only” all over town. But he remembered the words of his mother, “You are as good as anyone.”
Watch the video of the book, Martin’s Big Words.
Listen as Kid President shares his dream for the world.
What is your dream for the world? Post your response in the comment section below.
To share and learn more about tolerance, consider reading the following books: