US History Texts/Publicationss in High School Social Studies

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Lead Young Storytelling Guide
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Common Core
Storytelling is a powerful way to shift mindsets. Writing and sharing stories about how a young person started changemaking early is a powerful tool...
"At the Hands of Persons Unknown": Lynching in US
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Between 1882 and 1968, 4,743 people were lynched in the United States; over 70 percent of the victims were African-Americans. In this lesson,...
In the Courts: From Plessy to Brown
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Standards aligned
Courtroom battles played a significant role in the civil rights movement. For many years, civil rights leaders waged hard-fought and carefully...
MLK: A New Sense of Direction (1968)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Dr. King gave this speech just a few months before his assassination and it is his last thorough evaluation of the movement. Still sadly relevant, he...
MLK on Mass Civil Disobedience, 1968 (excerpt/worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
In March 1968, only a few months before his death, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to the SCLC entitled "A New Sense of Direction." In the...
How Does the Civil Rights Movement Relate to the Plight of Refugees? 1978 (Worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Bayard Rustin was a leading American civil rights strategist during the 1950s and 1960s, who was best known for organizing the March on Washington in...
Martin Luther King and the Philosophy of Nonviolence
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Standards aligned
Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for his achievements in civil rights and for the methods he used to get there — namely, nonviolence. More than...
Constitutional Limits on Free Speech
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Students will discuss the question: When does the First Amendment allow the government to limit speech? By reading essays from the Interactive...
Lesson Plan: Reading Archival Footage - MLK's "The Other America"
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In this lesson, students screen and discuss archival footage of a 1967 speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford University. Thanks to...
Black History Month 2019, Week I: A Reading and Comprehension Worksheet on Frederick Douglass
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The Weekly Text from Mark's Text Terminal for February 1, 2019, the first day of Black History Month 2019, is a reading and comprehension worksheet...