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Learning Plans

Learning Plans reflect backward design, combining 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.

6 PUBLIC LEARNING PLANS

Virtues the Gifts of Character Bulletin Board

What can one person do to create a safe, welcoming place for all?
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Science & Health
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Social Justice Domains
Action

Racial Representation in the Media

The media is clearly powerful in shaping public sentiment and attitude. This, coupled with the fact that stereotypes are also significantly biased toward negatively depicting minorities such as the Arab, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black and Latinx populations, has dire implications, especially for vulnerable children and teenagers who consume media most and who are particularly absorbent to its messages. It is important, therefore, to unveil the pervasiveness of stereotypes, train students to recognize them, and give them tools to feel empowered to make changes. How does this bias take form, what does it look like, and how can we change it?
Grade Level
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Arts
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Ability
Class
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social Justice Domains
Diversity

Representation of Gay Men in the Media

How can we increase positive and substantive representation of gay men in the media? Does the media or does society come first in terms of changing the perspectives and misconceptions we have about gay men? Is there a responsibility for regular people to demand “better” media?
Grade Level
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity
Bullying & Bias
Social Justice Domains
Identity
Justice

Teaching Tolerance at Summit School Program

How can we make connections across our differences?
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
SEL
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Religion
Ability
Class
Immigration
Gender & Sexual Identity
Bullying & Bias
Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domains
Identity
Diversity
Justice
Action
Teaching Tolerance teacher doing research in book store

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