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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.”

85 LESSONS

Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

This lesson helps students analyze and critique messages about gender that they get from various media. Students will focus on toys and toy advertisements, challenging themselves to think past what advertisements tell them about their gender identity.
Grade Level
K-2
3-5
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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

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
3-5
6-8
9-12
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Religion
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Understanding Disabilities

This lesson helps students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to sensitively communicate with people with disabilities.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Ability
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Diversity

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
K-2
3-5
Topic
Ability
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Diversity

Homelessness and Poetry

In this lesson students will ponder poetry that speaks about homelessness and then write their own poem.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Class
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Diversity