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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.”

30 LESSONS

Understanding and Evaluating Online Searches

In the age of Google and other search engines, this lesson aims to help students navigate how information comes to them through online search tools.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology

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
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain

What is Environmental Justice?

Students will learn how air pollution affects people of color and those living in poverty and will use a map to locate environmental injustice.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain

Analyzing Environmental Racism

This lesson has students examine data that show that disproportionately high percentages of people of color are being adversely affected by the oil spill cleanup.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain

STEM for All

In this lesson, students consider some of the advantages of a career in STEM. As a class, they plan activities in support of the idea of “STEM for all.”
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain

STEM by the Numbers

In this lesson, students use data to analyze the participation of white, black, Asian and Hispanic men and women in STEM careers as compared with their participation in the general workforce. They then discuss the possible reasons identity groups are unequally represented in STEM careers.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain