Teaching Tolerance Using Existing Curriculum


Presenter: Lisa Barry
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2B, 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3B, 3C; Learning Environment 4A, 4B, 4C; Data-Driven Practice 5C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6C, 6D
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you looking for a way to teach tolerance to your students without adding another curriculum to your already full plate? In this 1-hour course, award-winning teacher Lisa Barry helps educators learn how to teach tolerance using their existing curriculum. You’ll learn strategies for building empathy, teaching historical events, and incorporating tolerance into your instruction. By using her methods, you can teach students of all ages lifelong lessons and skills to build character. 

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Teaching tolerance and acceptance of everyone is an important part of teaching, but it can feel like there’s never enough time to teach in-depth lessons on it. You already have so much to get done, so how will you add another task to your plate? 

Award-winning teacher Lisa Barry is passionate about helping educators teach tolerance by using the lessons and resources they already have. You’ll learn how to weave lessons of tolerance, empathy, and equity into your existing curriculum. By using her methods, you can teach students of all ages lifelong lessons and skills to build character.

Ms. Barry, who has been using Holocaust education to teach tolerance, inclusion, and equity since 2003, has developed phenomenal, easy-to-use lessons that can be incorporated into the existing curriculum for any grade level. She developed her own Reading Comprehension Strategies Workshop after working with struggling readers for several years. Her strategies create simplified ways to understand difficult reading comprehension concepts such as text structure, author’s purpose, summarizing, and many more.

In this informative 1-hour course, you’ll learn:

  • The definition of tolerance
  • Why teaching tolerance is important
  • How empathy can be taught
  • Tolerance study resources
  • Extension opportunities
  • Holocaust study resources

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