US History Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Lesson Plans on US History.
Women as Aeronauts
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Standards aligned
Examine the central role women played in the history of aeronautics, the many barriers they faced, and the scientific advances they made despite the...
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...
Dolores Huerta: A Civil Rights Icon
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Common Core
This lesson plan introduces students to the life and work of the labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United...
Chronicles of Courage: Women Airforce Service Pilots
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Standards aligned
With thousands of men fighting in World War II, women are offered jobs in fields that had not previously been available to them, including aviation...
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...
Class Debate: Artists Lock Horns Over Fearless Girl and Charging Bull Sculptures
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Two sculptures located in New York City’s Financial District have artists and art appreciators locking horns in a sticky debate about art, commercial...
Teaching the Supreme Court and Freedom of the Press with The Post
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Common Core
When the government issued injunctions against the publication of the Pentagon Papers by the New York Times and the Washington Post , its argument...
The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2018
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
Storytelling and the gift of listening are critical skills for young people. This project offers the opportunity to realize a simple idea: young...
Tenement Museum: Working with Primary Sources, High School
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This fun, interactive lesson provided by the Tenement Museum has students examine census records for 97 Orchard Street to reconstruct part of the...
The Equal Rights Amendment: A Constitutional Question
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Common Core
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the United States Constitution was first introduced in Congress in 1923 and had some support in the following...