Using Facts to Respond to Anti-Semitism
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Using Facts to Respond to Anti-Semitism

grades:  High School (9-12) 

Lesson Summary:

From the ADL- Anti Defamation League:
"This lesson introduces students to factual information that refutes commonly circulated anti-Semitic myths, which are the basis for many anti-Semitic remarks and incidents today. Applying this newly acquired information to anti-Semitic case studies, students can begin to develop effective responses to anti-Semitic incidents. By generating ideas in a small group setting, students will also learn from each other and increase their skill set when responding to anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry"


  • Students will learn facts that can refute commonly circulated anti-Semitic myths. 
  • Students will use case studies to reflect on common anti-Semitic situations faced by teens and identify facts to effectively respond to them. 
  • Student will consider how the skills to respond to anti-Semitism can be used to respond to other forms of big

Be Inspired:The ideas included are offered as starting points as you and your students explore, discover and live the lessons. Be sure to elicit and encourage student and parent participation, consistently reinforcing the value being addressed. Allow lessons to authentically develop and change based on engagement and interests.

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The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.