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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

Sensible Consumers

As children use digital media with increasing frequency, advertisers who work with digital platforms continue to understand kids as an ideal target audience. Among other things, this means it is important to help children learn to read online ads sensibly and critically.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Diversity
Justice

Producing Digital Information

This lesson focuses on what it means to produce digital content and share information using online platforms.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action

Privacy and Security Online

Students will discuss basic guidelines for maintaining privacy and security online. To help them internalize these rules, students will illustrate what it would mean to follow each guideline.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action

Participating in Digital Communities

This lesson aims to help students learn to safely and respectfully participate in different kinds of digital communities.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action

Understanding Online Searches

By learning about search algorithms, students will start to understand that the information they get from searching online does not simply materialize out of thin air! This understanding will enable students to critically evaluate search results.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action

Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, focuses on teaching students to identify how writers can reveal their biases through their word choice and tone. Students will identify “charged” words that communicate a point of view. Students will understand how writers communicate a point of view implicitly by writing their own charged news stories.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action

Evaluating Reliable Sources

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, addresses the importance of locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online information.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action

Choosing Reliable Sources

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, addresses the importance of locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online information. This lesson is aimed at a young audience and operates on the assumption that many students in the class are not yet reading and writing independently.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Action