Historical Thinking Activities in High School Social Studies

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WARS & WHY THEY EXIST -  'KALASHNIKOV'S DREAM'
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
'Kalashnikov's Dream' is an engaging, cross-curricular program. Presented in four media-rich lessons as a ‘kit’, the completed program allows...
The Great Thanksgiving Listen (2019)
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Common Core
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United...
The Constitutional Convention: Balance of Powers
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
History is the chronicle of choices made by actors/agents/protagonists in specific contexts. This simulation places students in the midst of the...
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...
Organized Labor and the American Dream
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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...
Martin Luther King Scavenger Hunt: The Dream Marches On
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
Learn about Martin Luther King by searching the internet, using prescreened sites and thought-provoking questions. Publish your work.
Artful Deceptions
Ken Burns 
Updated: 
2019
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In this video clip viewing activity, you will review several classic examples of cheating in the Major Leagues. Sometimes sportscasters and...
Andrew Carnegie's New Year Greeting, 1914 (Worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Andrew Carnegie devoted the later part of his life to promoting world peace. He argued that just as men had realized the barbarity of dueling ("...
How Free is the Press in Russia? (Worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
In 2011, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs hosted a delegation of ten senior figures from the Russian media who were part of a...
How Democratic is Russia? (Worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
President Vladimir Putin has won the presidential elections twice and is very popular in opinion polls. Does that make his administration democratic...