High School History Lesson Plans, Grades 9-12 (page: 3 of 9)

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  • American Entry Into World War II
    This lesson plan is the second in a series of five on America's involvement in the second World War. It deals with the American decision to enter the war, including Axis military successes, the relationship with Great Britain, and the conflict with Japan that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • The End of World War II and the Aftermath
    This lesson plan is the fifth in a series of five on America's involvement in the second World War. It deals with the end of the war and the tremendous impact that the conflict had upon America as it moved into the latter half of the 1940's and beyond.
  • The Home Front in World War II
    This lesson plan is the fourth in a series of five on America's involvement in the second World War. It deals with the drastic changes in economics, government, and culture during the war.
  • Diplomacy and Combat in World War II
    This lesson plan is the third in a series of five on America's involvement in the second World War. It deals with American contributions in combat against the Axis powers and the diplomatic partnerships that made ultimate victory possible.
  • Lesson 5: The Court-Packing Plan and the GM Sit-Down Strike
    This writing assignment can be used either as a summative or formative assessment and is flexible enough for any level of student. Document-based questions are outstanding methods for promoting higher-order thinking skills.
  • Lesson 4: The Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl is one of the most iconic events of the Great Depression. This lesson explores the event, using different media to bring it to life for students.
  • Lesson 3: The New Deal
    This lesson plan is activity-based and is designed to make students responsible for mastering important facts and concepts surrounding the New Deal.
  • Lesson 2: The Vicious Cycle, the Bonus Army and the Bank Holiday
    This lesson clearly illustrates some of the differences between Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt in dealing with different problems caused by the Depression. Both sound and images are leveraged to appeal to as many different learning styles as possible.
  • Lesson 1: The Causes, the Crash, and the Fallout
    This lesson will promote student understanding of the economic causes of the Depression. It simulates the rollercoaster of emotions that investors endured in 1929.
  • Cultural Conflict in the 1920s: Traditions Under Attack
    Issues of Evolution being taught in schools and prohibition were some of the hot topics of the day. Learn how the Scopes Trial and banning of alcohol shaped American history.
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