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: Dolls Are Us
A monthly educator resource featuring essays on bullying, current events and the social and emotional development of children. This month's issue is "Jokes, Excuses and Why Words Matter."
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.
Political debates provide important learning opportunities. They give teachers an opening to explore candidates, issues and the electoral process. The Debate Watch Teaching Guide includes vocabulary, teacher instructions for prior to the debate and after students have watched, student materials including issues, a short response worksheet and long response essay topics as well as additional resources. The guide is nonspecific in format and substance and therefore can be used for any election, both national and local.