Historical Thinking Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

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The Cholas and Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
According to Sagam Literature, the founder of the Cholas dynasty was Karikala Chola, the capital was Thanjavure. The famous temple during Cholas...
High School: How to Teach Your Students About Fake News
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Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot...
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...
Lesson 4: Comparing Presidential Speeches After Attacks on American Soil- 9/11 and Pearl Harbor
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson has students read two speeches from standing presidents directly after attacks on American soil. There have been no other moments in...
What is Gerrymandering and Who Should Control the Redistricting Process?
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In 2015, the Supreme Court decided in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Redistricting Commission that the voters of a state could use the...
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...
World War II: Causes and Entry of the US
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South Carolina DOE
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) : 4.0 International License. To view a copy of...
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...