US History Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Lesson Plans on US History.
When the Rules Aren't Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism by Leslie Tolf
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Standards aligned
When the Rules Aren’t Right is a graphic novel on activism for all ages. It is the story of Emma, your basic fed-up teen, tired of parents who only...
Organized Labor and the American Dream
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Standards aligned
Main idea of this organized labor lesson: The story of power, justice, and opportunity is complicated. It is not one of constant or linear...
Hard Times - The New Deal 1929 - 1936
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  • The New Deal and the 1930's
  • High School
The fifth American Studies unit complete with lesson plans, an essay test, 1 reading, 5 lectures. An in-depth economic interpretation of history. 30...
African American History in the United States
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
EDSITEment offers a comprehensive collection of free NEH-supported and EDSITEment-developed lessons for K-12 classrooms on African American history...
What was so "new" about the New Deal?
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This concise, documents-based lesson will take about 2 class periods, and will leave students with a greater understanding of what made the New Deal...
History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Educators, students, and other citizen historians across America are helping the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum discover how their local...
Lesson Plan: The Future of Social Security
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The Social Security Act of 1935 was created in response to social problems that had developed in the 19th and early 20th century. The act created the...
The Great Depression and New Deal Unit
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
California State Board of Education
The first half of this unit examines what caused the Great Depression and its impact on society. Through analyzing photographs, first-hand accounts,...
Americans and the Holocaust: Exploring the Online Exhibition
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
By exploring the Americans and the Holocaust online exhibition , students will examine the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped American...
Americans and the Holocaust: Interpreting News of World Events, 1933–1938
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
By examining news coverage around three key events related to the early warning signs of the Holocaust, students will learn that information about...