Full Year US History Curriculum | Colonies to Civil War
Hey teachers! This is a full year US History curriculum like no other. All lessons go with videos and cover most state standards and key events in US history. They are organized into unit workbooks or into individual lessons for each unit.
Like Crash Course but with full lesson plans and taught at a pace and in a way middle schools understand!
With full lesson plans for all videos, you can actually spend your time connecting with and supporting students as they learn rather than delivering so many lectures. That means you can do what you are most effective at- actually helping students learn!
As students watch the videos (at their own pace!) they complete an interactive notesheet with a warm up, fill-in-the-blanks, comprehension and critical thinking questions, and a thinking map or wrap-up activity to ensure students review what they learned! Then they complete a quick quiz follow by an extension activity.
👀 SEE THE IMAGE BELOW AND THE PREVIEWS TO UNDERSTAND HOW EACH LESSON WORKS.
Next there is a quick auto-graded Google form quiz (a pdf is also available) to check for understanding and give kids instant feedback on their learning. Then there is an extension activity that gets students to dive deeper into the topic of the video.
This might be a map activity, a primary source reading, an illustrative timeline, mini-DBQ, writing a post card from the perspective of a historical figure, and more! While they are fun and engaging, they also build historical thinking skills and go along with state standards (as do all the videos!). They are varied to keep kids interested and the learning fresh!
Check out our video The Jamestown Colony.
This US History video curriculum is made especially for 5-8 grades.
This is click and deliver engagement that will save you time, stress, and energy so you can enjoy teaching and exploring history with your students!And there are answer keys for everything!
****UNITS & LESSONS****
1) Colonial America
Puritan New England
Pennsylvania: The "Holy Experiment"
2) Revolutionary America
The French and Indian War
The Road to Revolution
Declaring Independence: The Ideas that Build the Nation
Fighting for & Achieving Independence
3) The Early Republic
The Articles & the Constitution
Washington's Presidency: Inventing the Presidency
John Adams' Presidency: Troubled Waters
The Revolution of 1800 & President Jefferson
4) Antebellum America
Women's Changing Roles
Slavery in Cotton Kingdom
The Market & Transportation Revolution
5) Westward Expansion
The Trail of Tears
The Alamo: Death of Glory- beyond the myth
The Mexican-American War & Manifest Destiny
The Gold Rush and the 49ers
6) The Civil War
The Road to Secession
Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
The Civil War Battles 1: A Hope Remains
The Civil War Battles 2: A New Birth of Freedom
The Real History of Thanksgiving
History of Halloween & its Traditions
Women Spies of the Civil War
African American Spies of the Civil War
Check out a free sample lesson on the Gold Rush to see how all our resources work!
This works perfect for teachers looking to lecture less and it makes for a great homeschool history curriculum as well. For teachers and parents looking for an engaging US History curriculum, look no further!