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.”

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Social Justice Domain
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Topic

500 Lessons

Making Cents of Privilege

I work with upper-middle-class students, and it is sometimes difficult for them to understand that not all children have access to the same opportunities they have regarding dining out, participating in extracurricular activities, vacations or receiving allowances. Consequently, I wanted to create a lesson on the value of money.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Social Justice Domain

Violence Prevention

Civil rights leader Malcolm X now appears in many history books and has been the hero of a feature film, but very few sources actually delve into the forms of leadership and resistance to oppression that Malcolm X advocated in the last year of his life.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain

The Philosopher's Stone

In my classroom, we engage in an activity that allows students to voice their ever-growing opinions about fairness and justice in a manner that not only promotes writing and oral skills but also fosters the ability to see other people's perspectives.
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain

Compassionate Communities

Thomas Aquinas is credited with saying, "I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it." As an English teacher, it is my responsibility to make sure my sophomores know the meaning of the word compassion. As
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Social Justice Domain