Standards Alignment: Grade 11 US History

Facing History's resources will help you meet the following California History–Social Science Framework standards: 

11.1 Students analyze the significant events in the founding of the nation and its attempts to realize the philosophy of government described in the Declaration of Independence. 

11.2 Students analyze the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe. 

11.3 Students analyze the role religion played in the founding of America, its lasting moral, social, and political impacts, and issues regarding religious liberty. 

  • Resource Collection: Give Bigotry No Sanction

    Focuses on thoughtful conversations about matters of religious freedom in our increasingly diverse society.

11.7 Students analyze America’s participation in World War II. 

11.8 Students analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post–World War II America. 

11.10 Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.

11.11 Students analyze the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.

  • Unit: Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    Lessons feature video interviews with journalists and scholars and analysis of news coverage and social media.

  • Explainer: White Nationalism

    Examines key characteristics of white nationalist ideology and clarifies related key-terms, such as “alt-right” and white power.”

  • Lesson: 10 Questions for the Present: Parkland Student Activism

    Identifies strategies and tools that Parkland students used to influence Americans to take action to reduce gun violence.

  • Lesson Collection: Standing Up to Hatred and Intolerance

    Engages students as civic actors, thinkers, and problem solvers addressing global challenges of membership and belonging that include contemporary antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia.

  • Study Guide: Twilight: Los Angeles (and streaming film)

    Investigates the trial of the Los Angeles police officers indicted for the beating of Rodney King using the documentary film Twilight.

  • Study Guide: Teaching Enrique’s Journey

    Explores activities and discussion questions for leading your students through a six-week reading of Enrique's Journey that explores themes of identity, belonging, and choices.

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