Preparing students to live and work successfully in a pluralistic nation and a global community requires opportunities for them to engage in curricular content that furthers the ideals of justice and equality upon which the nation was founded. Anti-bias curriculum provides an understanding of diverse perspectives, strengthens critical thinking skills, challenges the development of emerging biases, and builds skills and motivation to take action against injustice.
Additionally, creating an anti-bias learning environment fosters a positive and open mindset to engage in and learn from curricular content that promotes equality and diversity nationwide.
Lesson Plans is a collection of K-12 lessons and curriculum units which assist educators in teaching about bias, bullying, diverse perspectives and discrimination. All of our curricula are interactive, Common Core aligned and inspire students to take action in support of social justice.
New Current Events Classroom Lesson: "Teens, Tech, Connect: How Technology Impact Teenagers' Friendships"
A monthly educator resource featuring essays on bullying, current events and the social and emotional development of children. This month's issue is "Welcome to High School: We Hate You."
Books Matter is ADL's online bibliography of recommended children's books about bias, bullying, diversity and social justice. The directory of over 700 books represents the best anti-bias and multicultural literature for educators and parents of children and teens.
According to a new Pew Research Center study, nearly 75% of teens (ages 13-17) have access to a smartphone and 24% of teenagers are online “almost constantly.” For the current generation of teens, gaming, video chatting, text messaging and social networking are a vital means of self-expression and a fundamental component of their social lives. Indeed, the digital age has changed—both positively and negatively—the way teenage friendships are formed and maintained. This lesson provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to explore their current use of and perspective on technology, analyze the results of a recent study on teenagers, technology and friendships, learn more about some of the negative consequences like social isolation and cyberbullying and share the information they learn with each other.