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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.”

498 LESSONS

Understanding Religious Clothing

In this lesson, students will explore how articles of clothing are linked to different religions.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Religion
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Geography
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Common Religious Clothing

In this lesson, students will explore how articles of clothing are linked to different religions.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Religion
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Geography
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Critiquing Hate Crimes Legislation

This lesson leads students to analyze the nature of hate and explore legislation that addresses hate crimes.
Grade Level
9-12
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Civics
Arts
Social Justice Domain
Justice

What is a Hate Crime?

This lesson leads students to analyze the nature of hate and explore legislation that addresses hate crimes.
Grade Level
3-5
6-8
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Civics
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Wants Versus Needs

In this lesson students explore why they want the things they want, how it feels not to have everything they want, and how to appreciate non-material possessions that can make us rich in deeper ways.
Grade Level
K-2
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Understanding the Message of The Civil Rights Memorial

In this lesson students will identify key facts and details about the importance and symbolism of the Civil Rights Memorial.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain
Action

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

The Civil Rights Memorial

In this lesson, students will work from core readings and then apply creative and critical thinking skills to design a monument for one of these later movements.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain
Action