Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

1,465 reviewed resources for social and historical context

Videos (Over 2 Million Educational Videos Available)
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer? Video
5:10
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer,...
Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
4:18
Thomas Jefferson - Author of The...
The Circulatory System Part 1: The Heart Video
8:55
The Circulatory System Part 1: The Heart
Other Resource Types (1,465)
Lesson Planet

Becoming Us: Education

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Education module examines the history of the fight for racial justice and educational equity today. The first case study looks at the re-segregation of American schools, while the second explores the resistance to school...
23 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

Literacy in History/Social Studies: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Analyzing primary and secondary source materials requires a special set of skills. Readers must be able to identify the central ideas in a text, to cite evidence to support their analysis, and to evaluate the arguments put forth in a...
4 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

Emmett Till: A Series of Four Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A four-lesson collection, designed to be used with the film, The Murder of Emmett Till, provides the historical context viewers need to understand the implications for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s as well as today's...
Lesson Planet

Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
Lesson Planet

Becoming Us: Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people...
15 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
Lesson Planet

Historical Thinking Chart

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Narrow down your questions about author perspective, historical context, and veracity of claims in a document with the help of a historical reading chart. Learners track the basics of the document along with advanced evaluation skills...
Lesson Planet

Social Security: 3 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does social security reveal about the political and social culture of the 1930s? After beginning with a brief introductory video on the impact of the Great Depression and how various Americans, such as Huey Long and Francis...
Lesson Planet

Historical Context: Discovering a Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a work of art.  For this historical context lesson, students research the time period in which the art they observed was created.  Students consider differing opinions about a work of art. 
Lesson Planet

Political Events and Summer Olympic Games

For Teachers 5th - 7th
During an Olympics year, the world joins together to celebrate athleticism, patriotism, and history. Learn about the Olympiads of the 20th century with a research project in which groups research one year's Olympic Games. They note the...
Lesson Planet

Creating a Historic Site Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What makes a place historic? Using events from their own lives, learners consider this question, then deem places from their world historic. They then curate the experience for visitors, creating signs and other materials for their...
Lesson Planet

Evaluating a Needlework Sampler as Historical Evidence

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Needlework isn't just for home decor; it can also help record family history. Academics analyze a needlework sampler to understand how they were used to record marriages and births. The activity includes a series of written questions,...
Lesson Planet

What's In a Phrase? Finding Historical Understandings in an Immigrant Guidebook

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Using a Chinese-English phrase book from the late 19th century, learners view a glimpse of life on the frontier for a Chinese immigrant. They work in groups and on their own to analyze and summarize the content of various phrases, given...
Lesson Planet

The Weimar Republic: Historical Context and Decision Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that way before Hitler became a dictator, he actually spent nine months in a German jail? Provide the background for the escalating point before the Nazi party took over in World War II through the exercises in the resource....
Lesson Planet

Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl

For Teachers 5th - 7th
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and...
Lesson Planet

Seaside Holiday: Now and Then

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Build a historical context for your next lesson on life in the 1800's. This resources shows how leisure activities have changed since the 1800's. The class will see that a trip to the beach hasn't changes all that much, but it sure isn't...
Lesson Planet

Social Security: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did the New Deal fundamentally shift the role of the American government in the economy? Your class members will examine the interpretations of various historians in answering this question, and use a variety of primary and secondary...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Civil Rights Historical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
Lesson Planet

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Historical Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Writing is often influenced by current events. Take a look at the time period during which Robinson Jeffers was writing in order to gain a full understanding of his work. Pupils consider the relationship between his poems and historical...
Lesson Planet

Scopes Trial: 1 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why did many Tennesseeans support the 1925 Butler Act, which forbade the teaching of evolution? Using several primary source documents and a brief video clip, your young historians will draw connections between the broader historical...
Lesson Planet

The 6 C's of Primary Source Analysis

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Arm your class members with the six C's of primary source analysis—content, citation, context, connections, communication, and conclusions—and help them to establish a solid system for analyzing historical sources of information. 
Lesson Planet

Standards Focus: Historical Context and Exploring Expository Writing

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this expository writing worksheet, students answer several questions in an expository fashion. Students derive their answer using the historical context in the article about the Great Depression.
Lesson Planet

Historical Figure Picture Book

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time.  The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going...
Lesson Planet

Newspapers: A Connection to Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the historical context for a currents event. They create an iMovie that explains why it is important to explain the history behind a current event.

Other popular searches