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.



  • How am I unique compared to others?
  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • 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?
  • Grade Level
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains

    Impact of Cultural Differences to Student Learning

  • What barriers exist for students who do not speak English as their first language?
  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have cultural differences?
  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
  • Grade Level
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains

    Helping students adjust to a new environment

  • Does my identity mean I get to do things other kids can’t, or keep me from doing something?
  • What steps can we take to make something better?
  • How can we make new students from different countries feel welcomed to their new environment?
  • What learning strategies can we use to begin helping them learning a new language?
  • Grade Level
    Reading & Language Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    Teaching Tolerance teacher doing research in book store

    Build a learning plan

    Personalize your instruction with a customized learning plan based on the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards.

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