Teaching in Difficult Times Resources

Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability, and Environmental Justice

Recommended Teaching Resources:

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Teaching Intersectionality and Environmental Justice in Our Classrooms

Resources for Teaching: Social Justice


Resources for teaching about inclusion, diversity, and equity

The National Association of Social Workers defines social justice as “the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” To study social justice is to learn about the problems that dramatically impact quality of life for certain populations, and how people have worked to solve those problems.

With no federal standards for the topic in place, teachers are left to their own devices for creating or finding social justice lesson plans. Our country’s history is rich with resistance, organizing, and civil rights campaigning—but for many teachers, these movements seem new.

If you want to guide your students through conversations about inclusion, diversity, and equity, it’s important to both teach the history and build upon the work of the countless people who contributed to social justice movements throughout the years.

Resources for Teaching Social Justice

21 Social Justice Resources for Teachers:

Resources for Teaching: HSI at John Jay

HSI Resources

John Jay is proud to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). As defined by the federal Higher Education Act, an HSI is a degree-granting institution with a full-time undergraduate enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.

The above link is an abbreviated list of resources for learning about and connecting with HSI information and experts.

Resources for Teaching: Learning and Teaching in Difficult Times

Learning in Difficult Times

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Teaching Resources for Difficult Times

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Resources for Teaching: Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance

“Our mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. Our program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias. The anti-bias approach encourages children and young people to challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives. Our Social Justice Standards show how anti-bias education works through the four domains of identity, diversity, justice and action.