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.

95 PUBLIC LEARNING PLANS

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

    Festival of Lights

  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Geography
    Social Justice Domains

    SJ in the Classroom

  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Math & Technology
    Social Justice Domains

    Exploring Aspects of Diversity

  • What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
  • 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?
  • How are rights understood and valued differently across cultures?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains

    Members of a Democratic Society: Spartan Country

  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • How have people advocated and fought for justice throughout history?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • Grade Level

    Exploring Social Justice and Activism

  • How can supporting a belief build identity and activism?
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
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