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High School Lessons
Free articles, PDFs, from Social Education
“Teaching in the Time of Trump”
http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/january-february2016/teaching-in-time-of-trump 

“Socialism in the United States: Hidden in Plain Sight”
http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/january-february2016/socialism-in-united-states-hidden-in-plain-sight

Middle Level Lesson
A free issue, PDF, from Middle Level Learning
“Making Choices: An Explanation of Political Preferences”
http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/mll/May-June2008 

Elementary Lesson
A free article, PDF, from Social Studies and the Young Learner
“Teaching about Elections during a Presidential Election Year”
http://www.socialstudies.org/teacherslibrary/teaching-about-elections-during-presidential-election-year 

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Guidelines and Resources for Planning Your Lessons

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards - for the use of states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners to strengthen their social studies programs. 

Curriculum Standards – A framework for teaching, learning, and assessment K-12.

Position Statements – Code of Ethics; Academic Freedom; Teaching about Religion; etc.

Notable Trade Books – An annual listing to top-rated children’s literature.

NCSS Publications Catalog (pdf) – Books on social studies subjects and teaching strategies.


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Off-Site Resources

Stanford History Education Group —
U.S. History Lesson Plans

National Mock Election

American Public University (Teaching New American History)


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