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High School Social Studies Lesson Plans, Activities, and Teacher Resources

The Nature Conservancy
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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:32am
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Indigenous people—nature’s first defenders—play a vital role in sustaining our planet. This lesson enables students to understand that role and to...
jhart
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 2:48pm
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  • High School
If you need an example of how to present your rules and regulations at the beginning of the school year, here is a model you can use as a copy, or...
GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week
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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 5:50pm
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  • MS, HS
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In this lesson, students learn about important leaders and events throughout LGBTQ American history. They hear stories about Francis Bacon, a noted...
Adam Feinberg
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:31pm
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This handout had the Declaration of Independence on the left with a translation/summary of each section on the right. Modify it however you'd like,...
Adam Feinberg
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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:08pm
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As I was trying to find a map showing mercantilism between Britain and its 13 American colonies, I noticed something - every map showed that rum was...
Adam Feinberg
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Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:45pm
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Handout that describes Mercantilism, asks students who it benefits more (mother country or colony) and then asks students to evaluate how the signers...

Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi (detail), Library of Congress Geography and Map Division (call number: G3700 1718 .L5)

60-Second Civics
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 3:20pm
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In this episode of 60-Second Civics, we discuss early European settlement of North America and explore Cahokia, a large and culturally important...
jtmancuso_3027407
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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 3:09pm
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New York DOE
On his return trip to Spain, after his first voyage of landing on the islands of an unnamed continent in October 1492, Christopher Columbus wrote...
Earthrise Image

NASA

Global Oneness Project
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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:45pm
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Interested to bring the story of the Earthrise photograph into your classroom? Earthrise , 30 minutes in length, tells the story of the image...
StoryCorps
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:52pm
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Common Core
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of the contemporary...