The Students of History American History Curriculum
Over 500 of the most engaging American History resources available. PowerPoints, projects, worksheets, games, review materials, quizzes, tests, and richly-curated video links all for immediate download.
What is included?
Each unit of American History is perfectly organized by day with multiple resources to select from, all of which have been used successfully with students. I only include the highest quality resources that I know will engage students and get them to love your class. Every single unit includes interactive notebook pagesPLUSGoogle Drive digital interactive notebooks!
On top of the resources for each unit, there are additional resources like Daily Warm Ups and Vocabulary Footballand Basketball games/quizzes than span multiple units or the whole year! Click on any the links on this page for previews and customer feedback on just a fraction of the resources that are included with your subscription. For one low monthly price, you get everything plus immediate access to every new resource! I'm adding new materials every month. Click here if you have any questions - I'm happy to help and love talking about how these resources can benefit your students!
Unit 1: The Early Colonies
This unitcovers the early American colonies with a focus on Jamestown, the Middle, and New England Colonies. It features awesome Interactive Notebook pages and Google Drive digital resources along with a great project on the colonies and primary source materials. Finally, there's review activities and an editable quiz and test. If your curriculum begins with Columbus and the discovery of America, don't fear - that unit is now included as well!
Unit 2: The Revolutionary War & Constitution
This unit includes a fantastic set of resources on the American Revolution and Constitution. There's 10 PowerPoint presentations for you to use over 2-3 weeks! Plus interactive notebook pages, primary source resources on the Federalist Papers and Boston Massacre, an awesome pop-up lesson, a whole lesson plan utilizing Hamilton the Musical, timelineproject, a "magic portrait" lesson on the Founding Fathers, American Revolution worksheets, and a lot more!
Unit 3: The Early Republic
This huge set of resourcescovers America's early years, the Era of Good Feelings, Age of Jackson, transcendentalism, and more! You'll have immediate access to resources on early Supreme Court cases, the Monroe Doctrine, plus Henry Clay and the American System. There's amazing PowerPoints on the presidencies of Washington & Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson, plus a super engaging PowerPoint on the War of 1812. There's over 40 teaching resources in this unit alone!
This is a very thorough and student-centered unitthat covers everything you need to hit on the Civil War and Reconstruction. There's primary sources, projects, a webquest, awesome interactive notebook pages, and a fantastic set of Google Drive digit notebook resources. Plus, you'l get an amazing PowerPoint in 3D, "magic portrait" lesson, set of review task cards, really engaging worksheets, editable test and more!
Unit 6: Manifest Destiny
This uniton Manifest Destiny includes an interactive "act it out" lesson, resources on the Alamo, Mexican-American War, westward expansion, Custer's Last Stand, Populism, and more. There's great PowerPoints on the Gold Rush and a review game, plus a lot more.
Unit 8: American Imperialism & the Progressive Era
This unit on America's Progressive Era and Imperialism features PowerPoints on the Spanish-American War, Progressives, Populist Party, and Imperialism. Plus there's a great lessons on the Philippinesand Yellow Journalism, along with interactive notebook pages, the Google Drive digital set, and resources on muckrakers, Teddy Roosevelt, Liliuokalani, and more!
This is a fun and super-engaging unitwith great resources on the Harlem Renaissance, stock market simulation game, New Deal, and more. You'll get access to fantastic PowerPoints on the Roaring 20's, Great Depression, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and New Deal. Plus there's the interactive notebook and Google Drive, editable test, projects, and more!
Unit 11: World War 2
This unit of World War 2 is the most thorough and engaging you'll find anywhere - over 50 resources in all! You'll get interactive Rise of Dictators pop-ups and Rise of the Allies pop-up notes, an awesome set of Interactive Notebookpages, task card set, Google Drive digital notebook, Radio Show project, primary sources, projects, and a lot more. This one unit includes 11 PowerPoints, 12+ reading worksheets, plus activities on the Holocaust, occupation of Japan, and more!
The final unit in American History features powerful resources on the 9/11 Attacks, plus a PowerPoint on the history of conflict in the Middle East, and resources on Reagan, and Modern World Organizations.
Unit 15: Review Materials
I know the importance of getting kids ready for state testing and included a lot of review materials that are fun, engaging, and thorough! There's an amazing review packet and corresponding PowerPoint, review games, practice tests, outline review packet, review worksheets, crosswords, and more!
Unit 16: Bonus Materials and Fun Stuff
In addition to all of the units, you'll get a great set of projectsand activitiesto use throughout the year like Vocabulary Football, holiday resources, and a bunch of bonus materials!
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