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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

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

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

Challenging Gender Stereotyping and Homophobia in Sports

This lesson discusses common characteristics and stereotypes that are associated with athletes.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Action

Gender Bias and Homophobia in Sports

This lesson discusses common characteristics and stereotypes that are associated with athletes.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Action

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