Lessons

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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490 Lessons

Accessibility Icons in Action

This lesson exposes children to several commonly used icons for accessibility and gives them the opportunity to act out scenarios where the icons might be especially useful. It also introduces the idea of universal design, an approach to making the world usable for all people.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain
October 5, 2012

Act it Out

I teach writing and drama for seventh- through 12th-grade students who are home-schooled, financially secure and white.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain
January 4, 2011

Acting Locally

In these activities, students will review some of the problems faced by women who enter the United States without legal documentation, research programs in their state that address these problems and identify ways they can help.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
January 13, 2011

Activism Online

This lesson introduces children to different ways young people have used the internet to work toward positive social change.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 25, 2017
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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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