Middle School / Social Studies

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

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  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Join us for a webinar with education experts from the American Federation of Teachers , the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project...
Teaching Tolerance
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:49pm
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Most students leave high school without an adequate understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the United States—or how its...
TeachingAmericanHistory
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:22am
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A 2-3 class period documents-based lesson in which students will study the issue of Sectionalism as applied to the Mexican-American War, and how that...
C-SPAN Classroom
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:19pm
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The American Civil War was fought from 1861 until 1865. Starting with the Missouri Compromise and ending with the election of Abraham Lincoln, this...
CSPANClassroom
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:28pm
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From 1846 to 1848, the United States fought a war with Mexico over territory that would eventually become the states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico,...
GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week
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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 5:50pm
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
Teaching Tolerance
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:55am
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When we talk about the power of language, we often focus on how words can injure. In this inquiry, students look at the other side of that equation...
Teaching Tolerance
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:16pm
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What we don’t know about American slavery hurts us all. From Teaching Tolerance and host Hasan Jeffries , Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons...
Core Knowledge
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Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:51pm
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  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS
Common Core
In American Reformers , students examine many reform efforts that took place in America from the early 1800s to the 1850s, including: the temperance...
CHMS Schulmanator
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Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:39am
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
A super easy to do review game suitable for any subject area. My middle school kids love this more than any other game we do. We get 100% on task...