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.”

Grade Level
Social Justice Domain
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Topic

500 Lessons

Activism and Legislation

This activity asks students to read and compare the language of two oral histories, asking them to think about prejudice, stigma and fundamental rights and freedoms.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
Social Justice Domain

Cooperative Comics

Comic books are visual literature. This simple cooperative group activity allows students to identify confrontational issues within their own school and then imagine solutions.
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain

Borders and Boundaries

Photocopy or create a large map of the school, including the school grounds and the cafeteria. Then have students identify places that cliques or self-segregating groups gather.
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain

Word Origins

I designed a game called Origins that exposes the history and prejudice of many words or expressions commonly used in the United States.
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain