Welcome to the No Place for Hate® Activity Library!
No Place for Hate schools are regularly updating ways to engage school communities. We are always seeking new ideas and strategies.
To give schools some inspiration, we are excited to share this library of activities for elementary, middle and high schools. All of the activities qualify towards your No Place for Hate designation. They are all linked to one of our free online lesson plans and include a range of topics, interactive modalities and opportunities for discussion. All activities are pre-approved by ADL.
Please check back here regularly as we will add additional activities throughout the school year.
Elementary School Activities
Diversity and Children's Literature
Students discuss identity and the importance of diversity in children's literature.
Identity: What We Can See and Not See
They will explore the various parts of identity—seen and not seen—that make up who we are.
Living and Playing with a Disability
Students reflect on what it means to live with a disability by watching and discussing the short film "The Present."
Lonnie Chavis Shares His Experiences on Racism
Students will explore bias and racism through the perspective of This Is Us young actor Lonnie Chavis and reflect on ways to intervene.
Seeing My Identity, Seeing Me
Students learn about a young person who took action when she saw bias and lack of representation and explore identity and aspects of their own identity that are important to them.
Middle School Activities
Addressing Anti-Immigrant Bias
Students will use a story told in the graphic series and novel Welcome to the New World to deepen their understanding of the refugee experience and dispel stereotypes about people seeking asylum.
Poems for Justice
Students will use poetry by Amanda Gorman and Langston Hughes to learn about injustice and social justice and how they manifest in their world.
Representing Me: Diversity, Visibility and the
Students consider the importance of representation and visibility in entertainment.
Student Dress Codes and Fairness
Students reflect on the controversy over school dress codes and the equity issues they raise.
Using Art to Explore the Refugee Experience
Students learn about the refugee crisis and explore the refugee experience through art.
High School Activities
Bias in Our Everyday Lives
Students reflect on examples of everyday bias and the consider the impact it has on those in the targeted groups.
Students examine microaggressions, their underlying message and the impact they have on people.
Personal Identity through Lens of the Holocaust
Through the lens of the Holocaust, students will consider the rights that they have, and consider how losing those freedoms might impact their personal identities.
Propaganda and Media Literacy
Using Nazi propaganda, students will examine both the intentions of the media they use and encounter and their own role in consuming media in today’s information-saturated world.
Voting Rights and the Youth Vote
Students reflect on voting and the barriers and bias in voting and elections.
Anti-Bias Mini-Film Festival
Use short evocative videos and films to engage young people in conversations about identity, diversity, bias and social justice.
Learning from Changemakers
Students will watch short video documentaries about important changemakers and explore what it means to stand up to bias and injustice.
No Place for Hate Back to School Kickoff
This collection of activities assist schools in following up after the No Place for Hate Back to School Kickoff virtual event, which featured Amanda Gorman, poet, activist and author of Change Sings. The activities focus on the themes of identity, allyship, challenging bias and championing justice.