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  1. By Grade - 11: Equity and Poverty (North Vancouver School District)
      "Just as our standards of living vary enormously within Canada, there are huge differences in average standards of living between countries. Inequality between nations is the product of numerous factors. It is generated by economic, political and social forces that may be changeable, or in other cases may not."

      "Analysts have found it convenient to categorize nations, labeling them according to categories. While these designations are arbitrary, they are used regularly in the media, so it is important to understand them." 11-09

  2. By Grade Level - K - 7 (British Columbia Ministry of Education)
      Provides lessons for K - 7 by grade level. The materials are called an Integrated Resource Package.

  3. Citizenship - Lesson on Voting ( - Moyers)
      "This lesson is designed for Social Studies classrooms, grades 9-12." 11-04

  4. Civics Education (Civitas)
      Provides lessons in civics.

  5. Countering Terrorism (PBS)
      Provides a lesson plan for high school students to help them assess different approaches to taming international terrorism. 11-01

  6. Current Events Lessons (New York Times)
      Provides lessons based on current events. 09-12

  7. Grade 9 - 12 Social Studies (CEC)
      Provides over 4 dozen lessons for K - 12, but most are for over grade 5.

  8. Grade K - 12a Social Studies (CEC)
      Provides two lessons for K - 12, but most are for grade 5 and under.

  9. Grade K - 12b Social Studies (CEC)
      Provides over 4 dozen lessons for K - 12, but most are for over grade 5.

  10. Heroes and Heroism (Ima Hero)
      Provides 8 lesson plans exploring heroism. 8-01

  11. History Lessons (Awesome Library)
  12. Holidays (Awesome Library)
      Provides information and activities for holidays and other celebrations. Not all of these resources are lesson plans.

  13. Hunger - Lessons on Ending World Hunger (Future Harvest)
      Provides lesson plans by grade level to help students understand what is needed to help end world hunger. 10-01

  14. Issues - 101 Things Friends Do
  15. Issues - Society (TeachNet)
      Provides lessons on 4 social issues and includes grade levels.

  16. Multicultural Lessons (Awesome Library)
  17. Nuclear Standoff With Iran (
      "This lesson summarizes international concern over Iran's nuclear program and the mounting suspicions that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. Students examine concerns about Iran's past and most recent actions and a gain a perspective on Iran's reasons for developing a nuclear program. Then as students work in small groups role playing one of the countries involved in the dispute, they examine several possible options for addressing Iran's actions and develop a policy for consideration by the U.N. Security Council." 03-06

  18. Research - Using Primary Sources (US Library of Congress)
      Provides activities to learn how to use primary sources, using different modalities.

  19. September 11th Related Lessons (New York Times)
      "Interdisciplinary lessons developed in partnership with The Bank Street College of Education in New York City. For grades 6-12." 2-02

  20. Social Studies (Michigan State University and Ameritech)
      Provides dozens of lessons in social studies.

  21. Social Studies Lesson Plans (Levine)
      Provides over a hundred annotated sources of lesson plans related to Social Studies.

  22. Social Studies Lesson Plans (Teachers.Net)
      Provides over 200 individual lessons. Specifies a general grade level for each, such as elementary. The quality of lessons varies widely and some only announce the availability of lessons on a topic. 5-00

  23. Social Studies Lesson Plans - Alphabetical (Levine)
      Provides over 100 sources of lesson plans and actvities for Social Studies.

  24. Social Studies Lesson Plans - Online Activities (Levine)
      Provides over 100 online activities for interactive learning of Social Studies.

  25. Social Studies Lessons (
      Provides lessons for grades K-6. 2-02

  26. Social Studies Lessons by Grade (Houghton Mifflin)
      Provides lessons by grade. Designed by Houghton Mifflin to fit particularly well with their texts.

  27. Social Studies Lessons by Topic (
      Provides resources by topic. 3-00

  28. World Peace Summit (PBS)
      Provides a lesson on world peace by setting up a student summit to discuss issues. 11-01


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