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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

Examining Stereotypes in Books

This lesson is intended to help guide children to respond to literature with an eye toward social justice.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
Justice

The Language of the Immigration Debate

This lesson explores the effect of terminology surrounding the immigration debate.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Immigration
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Everyone’s a Helper

This lesson helps students understand the concepts of strengths, struggles and what it means to help.
Grade Level
K-2
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity

Challenging Hunger in the United States

The 2008 data surprised people because it showed much more hunger than in previous years. In this lesson, students will learn about some of the report’s findings.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Class
Subject
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action

Understanding Hunger in the United States

The 2008 data surprised people because it showed much more hunger than in previous years. In this lesson, students will learn about some of the report’s findings.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Class
Subject
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action

Cliques in Schools

In this lesson, students will examine the cliques within their school community. They will also explore ways to integrate the student body and form relationships across, and in spite of, controlling cliques.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Action

What's a Clique?

In this lesson, students will examine the cliques within their school community. They will also explore ways to integrate the student body and form relationships across, and in spite of, controlling cliques.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Action