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Anti-Bias Study Guides

Anti-Bias Study Guides have been prepared for educators to use as supplementary materials for students in grades 4–12. The Guides are available in both Intermediate and Secondary Level. The lessons assist students in creating environments of mutual respect and inclusiveness, and promoting justice for all. The Guides were developed to be used in conjunction with an A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute in-service program that provides a framework for its use, or to educators who have completed ADL's Making Diversity Count online course.

Anti-Bias Study Guide (Elementary/Intermediate Level)

The Elementary/Intermediate Level edition is for educators who teach 4–8 grade students. The guide is divided into four instructional units, each consisting of 18 lessons, organized to provide students with opportunities to investigate and value themselves and others before examining the complex issues of prejudice and discrimination. Intended to be integrated into existing curriculum, this guide helps students understand that appreciating diversity and speaking out against prejudice are not separate from other learning but an integral part of their education.

Anti-Bias Study Guide (Secondary Level)

The Secondary Level edition is for educators to use primarily with students in grades 9–12 as supplementary material to enhance existing curricula. The materials have been designed to assist educators and students in exploring ways to ensure that the tenets of freedom and equality on which this country was built become realities. The guide provides teachers with lessons that encourage students to: (1) explore societal issues arising from bias, bigotry and discrimination; (2) improve critical-thinking skills; (3) examine diverse viewpoints; and (4) take leadership roles in promoting justice and equity in their schools, communities and society at large.

View Flier, Table of ContentsOverview of Units (PDFs)

The Secondary Level Guide includes the following components:

  • Lesson Plans: 32 lessons that support differentiated instruction and project-based learning (Download Sample Lesson Plan pdf) 
  • Standards: Alignment of all lessons to national education standards in multiple subjects (Download Sample Standards Correlation pdf) 
  • CD-ROM: Electronic versions of all handouts and reproducibles in English and Spanish
  • Additional Materials: Bibliographies and professional resources for educators

To learn more about the Anti-Bias Study Guides and ADL's anti-bias training programs, contact your ADL Regional office or email us.

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"An exceptionally well-conceptualized resource for teaching for diversity and democracy, and working within subject area content standards."

–Christine E. Sleeter, author of Un-Standardizing Curriculum: Multicultural Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom

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