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: "Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Leaders"
A monthly educator resource featuring essays on bullying, current events and the social and emotional development of children. This month's issue is "Do No Harm: How to Intervene Without Making it Worse."
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.
On August 6, 2015, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. The Voting Rights Act is landmark federal legislation that was enacted during the Civil Rights Movement and was intended to prevent racial discrimination in voting. There have been recent developments, however, that threaten voting rights. This lesson provides an opportunity for high school students to explore the difference between the right to vote and the ability to vote, learn more about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and reflect on some of the current day threats to voting rights and what can be done about it.