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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

Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria

This lesson seeks to open students’ eyes to the variety of experiences that they and their classmates have at lunchtime. Students learn about the dietary guidelines of various ethnic and religious groups and then analyze their cafeteria's food offerings.
Grade Level
3-5
6-8
9-12
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Religion
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Analyzing Environmental Justice

This lesson helps students understand how pollution disproportionately affects people who are poor and members of racial and ethnic minorities as well as use a map to locate environmental injustice.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
Justice

What is Environmental Justice?

Students will learn how air pollution affects people of color and those living in poverty and will use a map to locate environmental injustice.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Engaging and Understanding Nonreligious People

In this lesson, students learn about episodes of anti-atheist discrimination; and they develop ways to educate others about respecting nonreligious, as well as religious, diversity.
Grade Level
9-12
Topic
Religion
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Respecting Atheists and Nonreligious People

In this lesson, students learn about episodes of anti-atheist discrimination; and they develop ways to educate others about respecting nonreligious, as well as religious, diversity.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Religion
Social Justice Domain
Justice

What is an Atheist?

In this lesson, students learn about episodes of anti-atheist discrimination; and they develop ways to educate others about respecting nonreligious, as well as religious, diversity.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Religion
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Exploring Gender Stereotypes Through Role Plays

This lesson offers role plays and essential questions to guide students as they participate. Children have a chance to use creative, dramatic expression to consider not only the roots of gender stereotypes, but also their consequences and strategies for counteracting them.
Grade Level
K-2
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social Justice Domain
Action

Role Plays to Reduce Gender Stereotypes

This lesson offers role plays and essential questions to guide students as they participate. Children have a chance to use creative, dramatic expression to consider not only the roots of gender stereotypes, but also their consequences and strategies for counteracting them.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social Justice Domain
Action