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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.”

71 LESSONS

Stand Up!

This activity will remind students that no one deserves to be bullied and that everyone has a responsibility to report unkind acts.
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain

A Bullying Quiz

In this lesson, students take a quiz related to bullying and discuss follow-up reflective questions to help them plan an anti-bullying initiative in their community.
Grade Level
Subject
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain

Beauty is Skin Deep

During this lesson, students will reflect on the ways they have experienced or participated in bias based on physical size and appearance—and will discuss how society’s expectations about body image and appearance affect people. Students build on their media literacy skills as they examine media images for messages that consciously and unconsciously affect attitudes and behaviors toward others. Finally, the class will explore ways to get beyond appearance as a dominant force in their social lives.Note: This lesson has been adapted with permission from the original created by GLSEN for its program, No Name-Calling Week.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain

Many Shapes and Sizes

In this lesson, students will hear a story about a small town and five friends who have different shapes, sizes, colors, and talents and will make body tracings that illustrate their unique shape and size. This lesson is designed to help children celebrate their differences, sizes, and body types. Children will recognize that people vary in many ways and those differences make all of us individuals.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain