Mini-Lesson: The Pyramid of Hate

Short Online Experience to Learn about this Core Topic
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
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Grade Level:
Middle School,
High School
Bias, Discrimination & Hate

About the Mini-Lesson

This mini-lesson will introduce you to the Pyramid of Hate, an ADL concept and activity that demonstrates how the seeds of bias, once planted, can grow quickly from biased ideas to discrimination and acts of violence.

ADL's mini-lessons are short, interactive, online lessons for educators to learn about a core ADL topic, theme or activity. 


This self-paced mini-lesson will enable you to:

  • Use the Pyramid of Hate to explore the escalation of bias and hate with your students.
  • Guide your students to identify ways to counter bias and hate and be an ally to those who are victimized and targeted.


20 minutes. Go at your own pace, pausing and resuming as needed.


Be sure you have audio capability to hear voice over explanations.

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