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History / Social Studies Lessons
Common Core-aligned materials and lessons for teachers of history and social studies.
Close Reading Lessons
Common Core-aligned lesson sets for 2-6 days of instruction.
Grade 6 nonfiction.
Grade 7 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 6-8); written by classroom teacher Kerry Powers.
Grade 8 fiction.
"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand and "Farewell to Manzanar" by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
Grade 8 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 7-9); written by classroom teacher David Riesenfeld.
Grade 8 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 7-9); written by classroom teacher Lyn Cannaday.
Grade 8 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 7-9).
Grade 8 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 7-9); written by classroom teacher Joey Hawkins.
Grade 9 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 9-10).
Grades 11-12 nonfiction informational lesson (relevant for grades 11-12).
Grades 11-12 nonfiction (relevant for Grades 11-12); written by David Liben and current classroom teacher Christina Suarez.
Common Core-aligned assessment questions
Grade 8 nonfiction/informational
Grade 9 nonfiction/informational
Common Core-aligned units for 3-5 weeks of instruction.
Grades 6-8 social studies module (one unit). By Expeditionary Learning & SAP.
Grades 9-10 social studies module (two units). By Expeditionary Learning & SAP.
Passages with Questions
Nonfiction texts for students with text-dependent questions.
Primary sources, secondary sources, and lesson materials from the National Humanities Center (NHC) to teach American History through high-quality texts.
Collection of social studies texts and text-dependent questions. Organized by grade (K-8) and lexile.