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 Student Text 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.

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1,247 Public Learning Plans

Exploring Diversity in the Community

  • - There is a new student in your class, that comes from a different country. Can you like or not like him/her right away?
  • - Do you think it is okay to not like someone or
  • to be mean to someone because they come from a different place, look different, and do not speak English well?
  • - What can we do to be nice to someone who is new to our community?
  • How can I learn more about other people?
  • How can I show people I like them?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains

    Visions of Apocalypse: From Dante to Dylan to Dr. Dre

  • 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 do power and privilege change the way we express and present ourselves?
  • What privilege do people have based on their identity?
  • 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?
  • What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
  • What is the relationship between diversity and inequality?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Why do some people choose to avoid those who are different? Why do others seek diversity?
  • What problems arise when we relate to people as members of a group, rather than as unique individuals?
  • What is the difference between individual bias and structural inequality?
  • How do different people or groups represent and express their power?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • What does it mean to say that there is strength in diversity?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    SEL
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains

    English/Social Studies

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • How do different parts of our identities combine to make us who we are?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains
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