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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.”

12 LESSONS

Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria

This lesson seeks to open students’ eyes to the variety of experiences that they and their classmates have at lunchtime. Students learn about the dietary guidelines of various ethnic and religious groups and then analyze their cafeteria's food offerings.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain

Free to Believe!

This lesson introduces freedom of religion to students and asks them to consider how they might respond in an authentic situation related to religious freedom.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
SEL
Social Justice Domain

The Rich Tapestry of Religion in the United States

“The Rich Tapestry of Religion in the United States” features three lessons that help students assess the religious diversity of the United States, explore different religious and non-religious worldviews, and consider how freedom of religion relates to their own lives and the lives of others.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain

My Way Is Not the Only Way

This lesson asks students to identify similarities and differences between different belief systems.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Social Justice Domain

One Nation, Many Beliefs

This lesson introduces students to several different religions and asks them to examine data to determine how many people across the United States follow those religions as well as how many people do not have a religious affiliation.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Social Justice Domain

Debunking Stereotypes About Muslims and Islam

This activity will help students identify similarities and differences between the U.S. Muslim population and the entire U.S. population. It will also help dispel common stereotypes about Islam.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain

The First Amendment and Freedom of Religion

In this lesson, students will use the case of Park51’s Islamic Cultural Center as a starting point for a discussion about whether religious freedom is absolute and if religious freedom requires respect for other religions.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain