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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.”

34 LESSONS

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

Analyzing Environmental Justice

This lesson helps students understand how pollution disproportionately affects people who are poor and members of racial and ethnic minorities as well as use a map to locate environmental injustice.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Exploring Our School Community

In this lesson students will students will interview adults and peers who are part of their school community and identify “gifts” that make the community special. Extension activities explore science elements raised in the story.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity

What is Community?

In this lesson students will identify people and places that make their own neighborhoods special. Extension activities explore science elements raised in the story.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity

Analyzing Health Disparities

This lesson helps students investigate the causes and impact of health disparities and challenges them to design solutions for positively impacting a health disparity in their own community.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Gender & Sexual Identity
Rights & Activism
Subject
Social Studies
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Justice