Learning Plans

Learning Plans are built by teachers and reflect backward design. The Learning Plan Builder allows you to combine the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards, Common Core-aligned literacy strategies and student performance tasks with windows-and-mirrors texts from the Student Text library. The result is a comprehensive, literacy-based plan that is both rigorous and relevant.

Browse, search, save and choose your favorites from this collection of Learning Plans created by Learning for Justice staff and LFJ users. You can build your own plan at any point by selecting the blue Build a Learning Plan button on any page or the red Teach This button on any article.

At the heart of all Learning Plans are the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards. Not familiar with the Standards? Learn more here.

Grade Level
Social Justice Domain
Subject
Topic

7,070 Public Learning Plans

children make change

How is empathy a seed of social action?
Does everyone have an equal responsibility to stand up to injustice?
How can we effectively interrupt biased speech when we hear it?
Why is it important to stand up to injustice when those around you do not?
To what extent is collective action necessary to defeat injustice?

Grade Level
Subject
History
Social Justice Domains
August 23, 2018

Don't Let My Looks Deceive You

What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
What are the benefits and challenges of belonging to multiple identity groups?
What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said...

Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domains
August 24, 2018

First Quarter: Identity

K-2:
What are my identities?
What identities do I share with my family? What identities do I have that are different from my family?
3-5:
What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
What has happened throughout history to people like me?
How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
What privileges do...

Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
Social Justice Domains
August 27, 2018

Quarter 2: Diversity

K-2:
How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
Are people all the same?
How can I learn more about other people?
3-5:
Can people who share my identity still be different from me?
Does everyone have the same rights?
Can words about identity hurt people?
6-8:
What does it mean to be...

Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
Social Justice Domains
August 27, 2018

Quarter 3: Justice

K-2:
What does it mean to be unfair? In class? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
How do I know when people are being treated unfairly?
How does unfairness make me feel?
3-5:
How have people been treated unfairly in the past?
How have people stopped unfairness in the past?
Who decides what is fair?
What...

Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
Social Justice Domains
August 27, 2018
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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