Exploring Poetry through Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down

Grade Level
Essential Question
  • -Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?
  • -How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • -Should individuals stand up for what’s right even when it puts them at risk?
  • -How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • -What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
  • -How does struggle help define who we are?
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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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