Learning Plans

Learning Plans are built by teachers and reflect backward design. The Learning Plan Builder allows you to combine the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards, Common Core-aligned literacy strategies and student performance tasks with windows-and-mirrors texts from the Perspectives library. The result is a comprehensive, literacy-based plan that is both rigorous and relevant.

Browse, search, save and choose your favorites from this collection of Learning Plans created by Teaching Tolerance staff and TT users. You can build your own plan at any point by selecting the blue Build a Learning Plan button on any page or the red Teach This button on any article.

At the heart of all Learning Plans are the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Not familiar with the Standards? Learn more here.

15 PUBLIC LEARNING PLANS

Expressing Identity through the Arts

  • What is identity?
  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • How am I self-aware?
  • How do I identify myself?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains

    Walking in someone else’s shoes

  • How does where we live make a difference on LGBTQ groups?
  • Does our location make a difference on how we understand diversity?
  • How does society impact what we should teach our students on being themselves?
  • How do we best teach students how to accept one another?
  • What makes someone “different” and how can we stress that being different is okay?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Geography
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains

    Exploring Diversity

  • What makes each of us different?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Geography
    Social Justice Domains

    Civility

  • What does Clivity mean?
  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Geography
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains

    Importance of Diversity and Unity

  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Geography
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains

    Being a Friend Not a Bully through Ethnicity Similarities

  • What groups do I belong to?
  • How do I know I’m part of a group?
  • How do I see myself? Is it the same way others see me?
  • What identities do I share with my family and friends? What identities do I have that are different from my family and friends?
  • How do people show that they are proud of themselves?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    History
    Geography
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
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