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Mini-Lesson: Teaching the Pyramid of Hate

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Short Online Experience to Learn about this Core Topic

For Educators | Middle School, High School

About the Mini-Lesson

This mini-lesson will introduce you to the Pyramid of Hate, an ADL concept and activity that demonstrates how escalating levels of attitudes and behavior grow in complexity 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 voiceover explanations for the slides. Closed-captioning available for slides with audio.