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.

Grade Level
Social Justice Domain
Subject
Topic

933 Public Learning Plans

Exploring Social Justice

  • Why do some people stand up to prejudice and unfairness while others choose not to?
  • Should individuals stand up for what’s right even when it puts them at risk?
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • How would society be affected if no one took responsibility for standing up for others?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains

    Exploring Diversity

  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domains

    How did I get here?

  • -What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • -How did slavery shape me? My mind? My thinking? My behavior? How I’m treated?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domains

    Recognizing acts of heroism- from Dr. MLK Jr. to Rosa Parks and more...

  • How do we describe acts of heroism?
  • What does it mean to be hero?
  • What are the qualities and characteristics of heroes/heroines?
  • Can words about identity hurt people?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains

    Reflections for MLK Day 2019

  • What do you feel Dr. King stood for?
  • What do his ideals mean to you?
  • How has he impacted the world today?
  • In what way has he had an impact on you?
  • Besides community service, what other ways are there to honor him and the ideals he stood for?
  • Do you agree with the things he stood for?
  • What is the state of the world compared to what Dr. King envisioned?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Social Justice Domains
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