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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.”

17 LESSONS

Understanding Disabilities

This lesson helps students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to sensitively communicate with people with disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain

What is a Disability?

This lesson helps students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to sensitively communicate with people with disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain

How Can I Fight the Stigma of Disease?

In this lesson, students will explore the ways people with a critical health condition or disease might feel, as well as various ways they can support and show compassion toward those who are living with an illness.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain

How Can I Treat Someone with Dignity?

In this lesson, students will explore the ways people with a critical health condition or disease might feel, as well as various ways they can support and show compassion toward those who are living with an illness.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain

Showing Compassion

In this lesson, students will explore the ways people with a critical health condition or disease might feel, as well as various ways they can support and show compassion toward those who are living with an illness.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain

What is Compassion?

In this lesson, students will explore the ways people with a critical health condition or disease might feel, as well as various ways they can support and show compassion toward those who are living with an illness.
Grade Level
K-2
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain

Art and Accessibility: Study of Design

In this lesson, children will consider what’s involved in creating spaces for people who are differently-abled and learn how art can be used to create a more open and accessible world.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain

Taking Action for Accessibility

Drawing on what they have learned about challenging stereotypes and the interaction between art and activism, students will brainstorm, plan and take steps toward carrying out plans they can make in their daily lives to work toward social justice for people with physical disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain