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This Theme Page presents lesson plans and materials to learn about Tolerance, for year 7-9 of the Swedish Compulsory School Related topics: Bullying, M.L.King Jr. Day, Jan 18th Racism, Holocaust – Let Us Never Forget

Background

International Day for Tolerance, 16 November
International Day for Tolerance, 16 Novemberhttp://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations…
Test Yourself for Hidden Bias | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justicehttp://www.tolerance.org/supplement/test-yourself-hidden-biasA text to read for background information and learning the vocabulary of tolerance issues.
 

Warm-up

All About Tolerance- Mr. Stanley tells stories about accepting others - YouTube - YouTube
All About Tolerance- Mr. Stanley tells stories about accepting others – YouTube – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/QS-rJcm7jyQA funny song from YouTube to start the theme with. May be too childish for some 9th-graders.
 

Vocabulary

Tolerance - Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.com
Tolerance – Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.comhttp://vocab.com/lists/700649Learn 40 words from this theme. To practise them you will need to log in
 

Reading

Speaking Up for Each Other An eye-opening poem with a sentence completion exercise.

Lesson Plans

Education World: Teaching About Tolerance Through Music
Education World: Teaching About Tolerance Through Musichttp://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp294-04.shtmlMany Peter, Paul and Mary songs are known as much for their messages as their tunes. A lesson plan for teaching about tolerance through two songs: Don’t Laugh At Me Right Field (yr 7-9)
 
Antibias Lesson Plan
Antibias Lesson Planhttp://www.partnersagainsthate.org/educators/antibias.htmlAs Mr. Borden introduced Juanita to the class, some students in the back of the room began to giggle. A lesson plan teaching about tolerance through a short story, The New Girl (yr 7-8)
 
Quick activity stereotypes citizenship lesson | British Red Cross
Quick activity stereotypes citizenship lesson | British Red Crosshttp://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Quick-activities/Exploring-stereotypes Be ready to praise any student who unravels the secret before you explain it. A lesson plan on exploring stereotypes by discussion and writing.  (yr 8-9)
 
Claim it!http://iss.schoolwires.com/cms/lib4/NC01000579/Centricity/Domain/1162/claim.pdf
A lesson plan for exploring diversity in the classroom through a self-awareness grouping game “Claim it!”  (yr 9, mature students in a safe environment)
 

Viewing

Don't Look Down on Me - YouTube
Don’t Look Down on Me – YouTube (6:18) https://youtu.be/mD_PWU6K514A documentary I made about my experiences in New York City as a little person. Difficult definitions in the beginning; You may want to start from 2:14.
 

Writing

Writing to Learn / Writing to Think – Leeward CC Writing-Intensive Focus Boardhttps://sites.google.com/site/leewardccwifocus/wac-at-leeward-cc/writing-to-learn-writing-to-think
Ideas to get students to write before, during and after the theme to process their own ideas and what they are learning.
 

Listening

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Religious Freedom
Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Religious Freedomhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1305/130522-religious_freedom.htmlListening and/or Reading text with both comprehension and discussion activities (yr 9)
 

Discussion

Editorial Cartoon: Intolerance | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice
Editorial Cartoon: Intolerance | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justicehttp://www.tolerance.org/lesson/editorial-cartoon-intoleranceArtists often use an editorial cartoon as a means to show their opinion about something in our society. Discuss the message of an editorial cartoon. Make your own poster (yr 7-9)
 
ESL Conversation Questions – Discrimination (I-TESL-J)http://iteslj.org/questions/discrimination.htmlScroll down under the Q’s on Dreams. Choose the ones that suit your group of students to discuss in small groups (yr 8-9)
 

Final Words

Tolerance quotes
Tolerance quoteshttp://thinkexist.com/quotations/tolerance/     “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” Peace Pilgrim quotes
 

More Resources

Test Yourself for Hidden Biashttps://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.htmlTake a test to see how biased you are
 
ELL / ESL | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice
ELL / ESL | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justicehttp://www.tolerance.org/category/subject/ell-/-eslVarious lesson plans about Diversity, Equity and Justice
 

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