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Lessons

These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

“Teaching Tolerance provides me with the means to promote social justice, challenge bias, and engage students in discussions about diversity that would perhaps not happen otherwise.”

257 LESSONS

Social Media for Social Action

This lesson will engage students in the debate about the efficacy of social media as a tool for social change.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity
Justice
Action

Advertising on the Internet

This lesson focuses on teaching students to understand the role of identity in the online marketplace and online advertising, and advertisers’ intent to manipulate consumers.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Justice
Action

Digital Activism Remixed: Hashtags for Voice, Visibility and Visions of Social Justice

As social media engagement among youth continues to rise, students are becoming increasingly exposed to and involved in hashtag campaigns related to themes of identity, diversity, justice and social action.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity
Justice
Action

The Privacy Paradox

This lesson teaches students to understand the impact of online actions on their personal privacy.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action

Civic Engagement and Communication as Digital Community Members

Just as we engage students in establishing guidelines for building inclusive, safe spaces in our classrooms, it is vital that students learn how to communicate in internet groups and respond to bias online.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice
Action

Understanding and Evaluating Online Searches

In the age of Google and other search engines, this lesson aims to help students navigate how information comes to them through online search tools.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology

Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, focuses on teaching students to identify how writers can reveal their biases through their word choice and tone. Students will identify “charged” words that communicate a point of view. Students will understand how writers communicate a point of view implicitly by writing their own charged news stories.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action