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.

100 PUBLIC LEARNING PLANS

Civic Engagement

  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains

    Civic Engagement

  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains

    Human Life and Dignity

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How could one person’s identity threaten another person’s rights?
  • How does struggle help define who we are?
  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains

    Civics and Voting

  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Do rights and responsibilities change over time?
  • Why is it important for me to stand up for others and myself?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains

    Election Voting

  • To what extent do various forms of political participation enhance freedom, order, and equality?
  • What is the impact of the use of conventional and unconventional methods of participation?
  • To what extent is collective action necessary to defeat injustice?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains

    A look at Diversity and Social Justice through Children's Literature

  • What are my identities?
  • Does my identity mean I get to do things other kids can’t, or keep me from doing something?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Social Justice Domains

    World Religions

  • How do people make sense of the world?
  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Civics
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains
    Teaching Tolerance teacher doing research in book store

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