Steps to Tolerance

An Effective Bullying Prevention Program

STEPS TO TOLERANCE is a unique, interactive, educational museum experience designed for 5th and 6th grade students. It provides an age-appropriate introduction to Holocaust history and discussion of current issues, including school bullying. This 2.5 hour program takes place entirely in the museum’s Youth Action Lab.

Students act as “Explorers” as they connect historical events to contemporary issues of respect, and responsibility at school and in the community.


  • Meet a Holocaust survivor and hear personal testimony
  • Examine Holocaust artifacts and photographs
  • View a short, age-appropriate documentary about the Holocaust
  • Investigate the roles of perpetrator, target, bystander and ally in conflict situations
  • Vote their opinions in an interactive bullying prevention workshop
  • Utilize an Explorer’s Notebook that provides follow-up classroom activities

This program aligns to California’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and History Social Science for 5th and 6th grade levels.

For more information on this program, or to arrange your group’s visit for the Steps to Tolerance program, please email


"This is one of the most important field trips for what it teaches our children. The Museum of Tolerance exposes the students to ideas that will make these young people positive leaders of our community. The values taught here tie in beautifully with our discussions in English and History on civil rights and our responsibilities to protect all people's rights."

– English teacher, Saint Mark’s School, Altadena, CA

“The bullying portion of the Steps to Tolerance Program has been extremely helpful in solving and extinguishing bullying issues with our students.”

-Lisa Fellers, Palmdale School District

Already booked your program?

  • Prepare your students for their visit by using the Teacher’s Guide available here for download or please visit the Museum of Tolerance Teacher’s Guide web site.
  • Review Parking information and Helpful Reminders for your visit here
  • Download our program evaluation form to be completed after your museum visit. Your feedback is important to us!

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