Age of Exploration - Teaches the characteristics of life in America prior to the 17th century. Lessons present information about the first Americans and how geography influenced the way they lived, the early exploration of the Americas, the conquering and dominating of the New World, and the Spanish, French, and English colonies in America.
English Colonization - Teaches about the way of life of the British colonization in America. Students will learn about the cities of Roanoke and Jamestown, the thirteen colonies, and the geography and daily life of the colonies.
American Revolution Causes - Students will gain an overview of the events, individuals, and organizations that contributed to the war against Britain. Lessons will look at the struggle for control in the colonies, the idea of mercantilism, the taxes that were imposed on colonists, the protests that colonists made, and Britain’s response.
The American Revolution - Teaches about the history of the United States during the early years of The Revolutionary War. Lessons include information about the battles, documents, and people involved in the Revolution.
Creation of U.S. Government - Teaches about the early years of the establishment of American government. Students will look at how government started, the influences on the Founding Fathers, the creation of the Constitution, the structure of the government, and the challenges surrounding the Constitution.
Early Years of the Republic - Students will analyze the various difficulties that arose in the early years of the Republic. Lessons include information about Washington’s presidency, major issues facing the nation, and the various political parties involved.
Age of Jefferson - Students will learn about the challenges that President Thomas Jefferson faced by reviewing information about population issues, trade difficulties, and the War of 1812.
Growth and Expansion – Teaches about the major changes in the U.S. during the 1800’s. Students will explore the Industrial Revolution, internal improvements that were made, the changing role of government, and the development of foreign policy.
Jacksonian Democracy - Students learn about the various policies that president Andrew Jackson put into effect. Lessons describe Jackson’s early years, military career, presidential election, and philosophies that were applied during this time.
Manifest Destiny - Students will learn how apparent it was that the U.S. was destined to control all territory between the Atlantic and Pacific. Lessons examine the causes that led to this control such as: the types of people who moved West, the war with Mexico, and Western Travel.
Reform Movements – Students will discover how the various reforms of the 1800’s led to permanent change in the United States. Lessons include abolition, temperance, women’s rights, education, religious and mentally ill/prison reform.
Causes of the Civil War – Students will learn about the complex issues that contributed to the division of the states and ultimately the Civil War. Lessons review slavery, issues dividing the North and the South, the idea of Manifest Destiny, and the secession of the South.
The Civil War - Students encounter the various characteristics of both the north and the south during the Civil War. Lessons also encourage students to analyze the final battles of the war as well as the terms of surrender.