US History Activities in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Activities on US History.
Immigration and Identity: Connecting Past and Present with the Bintel Brief
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Common Core
This lesson uses primary sources, letters from the Jewish Daily Forward's early 20th-century advice column called the Bintel Brief, to explore...
Celebrate Culture, Diversity and Inclusion with your Students (2019-2020 School Year Calendar)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Check out this resource to help you celebrate diversity! The U.S. population is becoming more and more diverse, and the need to embrace the many...
 MIGRATION & WHY IT HAPPENS  - 'Mirad a Boy from Bosnia'
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
‘Mirad, a Boy from Bosnia’ is an engaging, cross-curricular program involving rigorous synoptic assessments. Presented in four media-rich lessons,...
History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust
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Educators, students, and other citizen historians across America are helping the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum discover how their local...
Defining Democracy (PowerPoint Lesson)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
The attached PowerPoint lesson serves as a primer for students to understand different types of democracy: direct, indirect, social, liberal, and...
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...
Immigration and Refugees: A Case Study on the Wagner-Rogers Bill
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Standards aligned
Through an examination of the Wagner-Rogers Bill of 1939, students consider how Americans debated the country’s role as a haven for refugees during...
MIRAD A BOY FROM BOSNIA - MIGRATION & WHY IT HAPPENS
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
‘Mirad, a Boy from Bosnia’ is an engaging, cross-curricular program involving rigorous synoptic assessments. Presented in four media-rich lessons,...
Why Did Nativists Support Prohibition? (Worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
The very real issues of alcoholism, domestic abuse, and crime inspired the American Temperance Movement , which advocated abstinence from alcohol...
Understanding and Analyzing "The U.S. of Us" by Richard Blanco
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In August 2019, a deadly shooting that killed twenty-two people in El Paso, Texas highlighted anti-immigrant bigotry. The suspected gunman drove more...