Lesson Plans – Social Studies

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

 GradeTitle
KTaking Care of Business
K-1"My Family's Journey"
1David’s Big Problem
3Mapping Your State
3A Bad Case of Bullying - Using Literature Response Groups
4“Children at Sea?”
NEW5Shay's Rebellion
NEW5American Revolution: Are All Men Created Equal?
5Benjamin Franklin: Inventor, Printer, Writer

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

 GradeTitle
NEW7Child Soldiers - Analysis of News Articles (Lesson #1)
7Current Events in Africa
8A Letter to Harriet Tubman
8If Men Were Angels - Teaching the Constitution with the Federalist Papers
8“In Response to Executive Order 9066 – All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report to Relocation Center”
8Writing an Objective Summary (Abby Sparrow)
8Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself
8 The Preamble to the Constitution - A Close Reading Lesson
8-12A History of Discrimination and Its Consequences

Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12

 GradeTitle
8-12A History of Discrimination and Its Consequences
9Communicating on Local Issues - Exploring Audience in Persuasive Letter Writing
9-12The Little Rock Nine and the Children’s Movement
9-12How Has Technology Changed the Way Candidates Run for President?
9-12Civil Conversation – The Syrian Refugee Crisis and U.S. Policy
9-12A Fire Waiting to be Lit–The Bosnian Crisis of 1908
9-12A Fire Waiting to be Lit–Did the Serbian Government Meet the Austrian Demands?
9-12A Fire Waiting to be Lit–Which Country was to Blame for World War I?
9-12The Art and Accessibility of Music
9-12For the Sake of Argument - Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials
NEW11-12Griswold v. Connecticut
NEW11-12Edward Snowden, The NSA, and Mass Surveillance
11-12Supreme Court Case: Korematsu v. U.S.
11-12Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
11-12Learning from Disaster—Exploring the Ebola Epidemic
11-12I Am an American Day by Learned Hand