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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.”

107 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

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

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

Advertisements and You

This lesson starts by showing children some of the kinds of advertisements they might run into online and helping them analyze these ads with a critical eye.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice

Part of a Community Online

This lesson focuses on helping young children learn to participate in different kinds of digital communities. Students will solidify and work on what they know about being part of any community.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice

Sensible Consumers

As children use digital media with increasing frequency, advertisers who work with digital platforms continue to understand kids as an ideal target audience. Among other things, this means it is important to help children learn to read online ads sensibly and critically.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice

Messages from the Media

This information accompanies the lesson "Beauty is Skin Deep."
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice

"Turn Beauty Inside Out Day" Winning Essays

These essays accompany the lesson "Beauty Is Skin Deep."
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice