Lessons by Grade Level: High School

    High School Lessons & Resources*

    Current Context:  Teaching Current Events (13 Current Event Resources for HS Students)

    Comparing COVID19 with 1918 Flu (lesson plan)

    Student Journal Assignment: Help students document the impact of the pandemic. (UCB)

    Oral History Toolkit:  Teach children how to collect oral histories from friends and family members. (UCB)

    9th Grade (Ethnic Studies)

    W.E.B. Du Bois (9th grade primary source set) 

    Political Activism in LGBTQ Communities (primary source set)

    Salvadoreñx Political Activism in the 1980s (primary source set)

    10th Grade 20th C. World History & Geography

    The World in 1750 (10th grade primary source set)

    Tyranny and the Rule of Law (10th grade lesson)

    Revolutions in the Atlantic World (10th grade primary source set)

    Impact of Colonialism on Native People - CA example (10th grade primary source set)

    Cholera in Britain and its Colonies (10th grade primary source set)

    The Armenian Genocide (10th grade primary source set)

    The Mexican Revolution (10th grade primary source set)

    Effects of WWI - Middle East Maps (10th grade primary source set)

    Appeal of Communism and Fascism (10th grade primary source set)

    WWII (10th grade lesson)

    Comfort Women (10th grade primary source set)

    The Cold War (10th and 11th grade multi-lesson unit)

    The Cuban Missile Crisis (10th grade primary source set)

    The Rwandan Genocide (10th grade primary source set)

    The Contemporary World - Environmental Challenges (10th grade primary source set)

    Maquiladoras in Northern Mexico (10th grade primary source set)

    Terrorism (10th grade primary source set)

    Current Context:  Youth vs. Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Agriculture and Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Sea Level Rise (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Water Scarcity (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Climate Change (Current events resource)

    11th Grade 20th C. US History & Geography

    Founding of the US (11th grade lesson)

    Reconstruction (11th grade lesson)

    Reconstruction's Impact on the Country (11th grade primary source set)

    Immigration to the US (11th grade primary source set)

    US in WWI (11th grade primary source set)

    Rise of the US (11th grade primary source set)

    Women's Suffrage (11th grade primary source set)

    The 1920s (11th grade primary source set)

    The Great Depression (11th grade primary source set)

    The Cold War (10th and 11th grade multi-lesson unit)

    World War II and Movements for Equality (11th grade primary source set)

    McCarthyism (11th grade lesson)

    Civil Rights (11th grade primary source set)

    Civil Rights - MLK (11th grade lesson)

    Civil Rights Movements (11th grade primary source set)

    Vietnam and Movements for Equality (11th grade primary source set)

    Power of the Presidency - Vietnam (11th grade lesson)

    Contemporary American Issues (11th grade primary source set)

    Current Context:  Youth vs. Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Agriculture and Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Sea Level Rise (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Water Scarcity (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Fire in California (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Auto Emissions and Air Quality (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Youth in Action (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Offshore Oil Drilling (Current events resource)

    12th Grade Government

    Citizenship Over Time (12th grade government primary source set)

    Government Power (12th grade government primary source set)

    Presidential Powers (12th grade government primary source set)

    Judicial Review (12th grade government primary source set)

    Federalism (12th grade government primary source set)

    Dangers of Majority Rule: Redlining (12th grade government primary source set)

    Social Activism and the Media (12th grade government primary source set)

    Nations and Terrorism (12th grade primary source set)

    Rights and Responsibilities in the Era of Climate Change (12th grade primary source set)

    Current Context:  Youth vs. Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Agriculture and Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Sea Level Rise (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Water Scarcity (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Fire in California (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Auto Emissions and Air Quality (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Youth in Action (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Offshore Oil Drilling (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Roots of the Immigration Crisis (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Public Land Management (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Managing Public Land in the West (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Water in California (Current events resource)

    12th Grade Economics

    How are Resources Allocated (12th grade economics primary source set)

    Financial Markets (12th grade economics primary source set)

    Government Influence in the US Economy (12th grade economics primary source set)

    Globalization (12th grade economics primary source set)

    Labor Organizing in the Garment Industry (12th grade economics primary source set)

    Unemployment (12th grade economics primary source set)

    Current Context:  Youth vs. Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Agriculture and Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Sea Level Rise (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Climate Change (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Fire in California (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Auto Emissions and Air Quality (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Offshore Oil Drilling (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Public Land Management (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Managing Public Land in the West (Current events resource)

    Current Context:  Water in California (Current events resource)

    *Notes:

    • For those resources marked as lessons, you'll find step by step directions.  
    • Those resources marked as primary source sets are designed to be used in historical investigations where students are asked a question (included), and then through careful review of the evidence in the set, develop their own interpretations in response.