US History Lesson Plan Templates in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Lesson Plan Templates on US History.
The 1619 Project: Exploring 'The Idea of America' by Nikole Hannah-Jones

The New York Times Magazine

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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
“The truth is that as much democracy as this nation has today, it has been born on the backs of black resistance...Black people have seen the worst...
Reconstruction Era
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
At the conclusion of the Civil War, the country faced significant challenges as it began to rebuild the South and unite the states. Newly freed...
"At the Hands of Persons Unknown": Lynching in US
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Between 1882 and 1968, 4,743 people were lynched in the United States; over 70 percent of the victims were African-Americans. In this lesson,...
African American History in the United States

Wikimedia Commons

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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
EDSITEment offers a comprehensive collection of free NEH-supported and EDSITEment-developed lessons for K-12 classrooms on African American history...
Civil Rights, Andrew Johnson, and the Radical Republicans
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Help students explore the foundational political, legal, and constitutional issues related to the generations-long Civil Rights movement, beginning...
Does It Matter Who Ended Slavery?
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
In the past 30 years, scholars have pushed back against the idea that Abraham Lincoln, “The Great Emancipator,” was the primary force behind...
Teaching Hard History Podcast Series: History of American Slavery
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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...
Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Slaughterhouse Case
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Common Core
During the period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction, the Slaughterhouse Cases resulted in the first Supreme Court ruling that tested the...
Reconstructing the South: A Role Play
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This role play asks students to imagine themselves as freed people who wrestle with a number of issues about what they needed to ensure genuine “...
14th Amendment Video
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Eric Foner, Professor of History at Columbia University, discusses the creation and contents of the Fourteenth Amendment.