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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.”

255 LESSONS

How Fair Use Works

This lesson focuses on copyright and fair use. Students will discuss these concepts and then complete a project demonstrating what they learned.
Grade Level
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Justice

How Online Communication Affects Privacy and Security

In this lesson, students will examine their digital footprints, discuss the positives and negatives of having a footprint, and determine how they can most safely manage their footprints.
Grade Level
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Justice
Action

Constructively Engaging in Digital Communities

This lesson will introduce students to the need for practicing inclusivity and empathy when engaged in digital communication.
Grade Level
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Evaluating Online Sources

In this lesson, students will locate and verify reliable sources of information.
Grade Level
9-12
Subject
Digital Literacy
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action

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

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