Classroom Resources

From film kits and lesson plans to the building blocks of a customized Learning Plan—texts, student tasks and teaching strategies—our resources will help you bring relevance, rigor and social emotional learning into your classroom—all for FREE.

Not sure where to begin? Get to know our Social Justice Standards, anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes divided into four domains—Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action. The Standards provide a common language and a road map for anti-bias education at every grade level.

These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

These Learning Plans reflect backward design, combining the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards, Common Core-aligned literacy strategies and student performance tasks with windows-and-mirrors texts from the Perspectives library. The result is a comprehensive learning plan that is both rigorous and relevant. 

This multi-genre, multi-media library of short texts aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Choose from informational and literary nonfiction texts, literature, photographs, political cartoons, interviews, infographics and more.

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Personalize your instruction with a customized learning plan based on the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards.

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Assess student learning with performance tasks and rubrics that measure writing, civic engagement and critical literacy skills.

Build literacy and social emotional skills while exploring meaningful texts. Select and combine vocabulary, reading, and speaking and listening activities that support your instructional goals.

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Film Kits

Bring social justice topics to life with our classroom-friendly films and user guides. Teaching Tolerance film kits are FREE to employees of K–12 schools, schools of education, houses of worship and youth-serving nonprofit organizations.

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