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: Is Olympic Coverage Sexist?
A monthly educator resource featuring essays on bullying, current events and the social and emotional development of children. This month's issue is "Politically Correct,' For Whom?"
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.
Campaigns and elections are ripe with opportunity to discuss government, the electoral process, civics and history as well as the myriad of specific issues that are important to the public during any particular year, whether it’s a local or presidential election. The following ideas for teaching about the election focus on social justice issues. They provide suggested strategies and activities teachers can undertake with students in order to help them analyze issues of bias, discrimination, diversity, civil rights and justice.