High School / Social Studies

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

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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
‘ Kalashnikov’s Dream’ is a highly engaging, cross-curricular program involving rigorous synoptic assessments. Presented in a set of four media-rich...
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Lesson introducing the medieval period and a snapshot of what life was like in 1066 compared to 2011 - this exercise works well with low ability...
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Standards aligned
Main idea of the lesson: The story of power, justice, and opportunity is complicated. It is not one of constant or linear progression and expansion,...
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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...
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The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United...
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Provide an opportunity for students to understand that antisemitism did not end after the Holocaust. Students will learn about the persistence of...
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
One of the most powerful ways to teach about the Holocaust is to bring the voices of survivors to your students. Precisely because they portray...
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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...
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
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...
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This short documentary-style video provides a succinct introduction to the history of Jewish immigration to the United States in the late 19th and...