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

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“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.”

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White Anti-Racist Biographies: Early Grades

For young white students, explorations of fair and unfair, just and unjust, can go a long way in advancing anti-racist white identity. Purposeful use of literature and basic study of white anti-racists are among the key ways educators can advance such aims.Teaching Tolerance presents four short biographies for early grades classrooms, with activity ideas.
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Social Justice Domain

'I Am Special'

I begin my lesson by telling students that we're going to have a guessing game with only two hints. They are to guess what subject we're going to be discussing by first listening to two stories. The subject we're going to discuss is "I am unique and special."
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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
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Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
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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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