Inquiry Lesson
This lesson is taught using the inquiry instructional model. During this lesson students will look at data sets containing primary sources in order to interpre the information in the documents. This lesson is on the instability of the Weimar Republic. Students should be able to identify the major causes of its failure by the end of this lesson. Students should also realize that these reasons are interrelated.

Concept Formation Lesson
The concept formation model allows students to identify the characteristics of a concept for themselves and then come up with a coherent and comprehensive definition. This lesson is on the caste system of ancient India, and its ties to Hinduism.

Structured Academic Controversy Lesson
This lesson uses the Structured Academic Controversy model which allows students to gather and interpret evidence in order to present a position on an academic controversy. This lesson is on the enlightened monarchs during the Enlightenment period in Europe. The students will be addressing the question: Were the Enlightened rulers really enlightened? The three rulers that are most associated with enlightened absolutism are Frederick the Great of Prussia, Joseph II of Austria, and Catherine the Great of Russia.

Socratic Seminar Lesson
This lesson will be taught using the Socratic Seminar method. The students will sit in a circle and discuss chapters 17 and 18 from The Prince, led by the teacher's questions. The students are studying the Renaissance at the time of this lesson. Machiavelli wrote The Prince as a guide for rulers on how to gain and maintain power.