Lesson Plan Index: Common Core Standards

Teaching with Historic Places has developed more than 160 classroom-ready lesson plans that together range across American history. All are available on the Web. For more information on lessons plans or our program, contact TwHP. You can also view the entire collection according to location, topic, primary source, skill, U.S. History Standards, Social Studies Standards, and Common Core Standards.


Lessons listed below are aligned to the baseline 6-8 proficiency of these standards but with clear potential, either within the offered lesson plan or by a facilitator's efforts, to meet standards for grades 9-10 and 11-12.

Key Ideas and Details
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-12.1 : Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-12.2 : Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-12.3 : Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.

Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.4 : Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.5 : Describe how a text presents information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.6 : Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.7 : Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.8 : Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.9 : Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-12.10 : Read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the relevant grade range's text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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