Historical Thinking Lesson Plans 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...
Recording a Dying Language | Global Oneness Project
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Standards aligned
Students watch a film about a Native American woman who is the last fluent speaker of her language and explore the themes of endangered languages and...
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...
Far from Home | Global Oneness Project
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
In this lesson, students explore images of Syrian refugees migrating through Europe and discuss cultural displacement and the impact of photography...
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...
Contemporary Antisemitism
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Increase students’ awareness that antisemitism did not end after the Holocaust and provide them with opportunities to learn about the persistence of...
Interpreting Political Cartoon
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as...
Frank Llyod Wright- Architecture for the Masses
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
In this lesson, students will learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of architecture and will relate this philosophy to a discussion of the role...