Master All American History: 33 Comprehensive Units Covering ALL Eras from Pre-Columbian to Civil War to Today!


Discover our comprehensive, full-year American history curriculum, covering pre-Columbian indigenous eras to the present day, with engaging resources such as PowerPoints, Google Slides, primary source activities, and student worksheets.

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Searching for an all-encompassing, full-year American history curriculum? Look no further! Our meticulously crafted curriculum covers American history from the pre-Columbian indigenous era to the present day.

Employing PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations, authentic resource tasks, and student materials, this all-inclusive learning toolkit is an ideal choice for instructors of American history, offering an extensive array of lesson plans to immerse pupils in the captivating narrative of the United States.

Our instructional syllabus encompasses all essential themes in U.S. history, including native American communities, European exploration and establishment in the New World, daily life in Colonial America, the founding of the United States, the American Civil War, late 19th-century America, international disputes during the 20th century, the era of the Cold War, and additional modern developments.

Designed to complement traditional American history textbooks, each unit includes a primary source activity and accompanying questions. Additional question worksheets keep students engaged and focused during PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations.

Perfect for both seasoned American history teachers and newcomers alike, our curriculum provides all the resources necessary to deliver an exceptional education in American history. Don’t miss out on our comprehensive full-year American history units – invest in your students’ education today!

You have the option to purchase these resources individually or save money with our bundled package.

This American History bundle includes the following resources:

Indigenous Peoples

1. Indigenous Peoples

Students will learn about the rich tapestry of indigenous peoples, their encounters with Spanish explorers, and the Age of Exploration.



Colliding Cultures

2. Colliding Cultures

Students will learn about the encounters between indigenous peoples and diverse European colonizers, discovering the origins of American history through the development of various colonies, such as New York, Maryland, Carolinas, and more.



British America

3. British America

Students will uncover the fascinating history of British America in the 1600s, exploring the vibrant tapestry of life during colonial days and deepening their knowledge of the 13 original colonies.



Colonial Society

4. Colonial Society

Students will explore the evolution of society in Colonial America, from fledgling colonies to a more sophisticated system under British rule, culminating in the American Revolution’s precursors, such as the Seven Years War and consequential unpopular taxes.



American Revolution

5. American Revolution

Engage your students in the captivating tale of the American Revolution, exploring its pivotal events and battles, such as the Stamp Act, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and the Siege of Yorktown.




6. American Constitution

Guide students to comprehend the transition from the Articles of Confederation to the enduring American Constitution, fostering a deeper understanding of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the pivotal Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.


A New Nation

7. A New Nation: USA

Illuminate the early years of the United States for your students, delving into the presidencies of George Washington and John Adams, contrasting the visions of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.



Thomas Jefferson

8. Jeffersonian Republicanism

Explore Thomas Jefferson’s presidency, examining the impact of the Haitian Revolution, Jefferson’s stance on states’ rights and limited federal government, and the paradoxical expansion of government through the Louisiana Purchase and Embargo Act.



War of 1812

9. War of 1812

Learn about the War of 1812, from the Battle of Tippecanoe with Tecumseh to the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner, Battle of New Orleans, and the rise in patriotism, resulting in the American System, Monroe Doctrine, and the Era of Good Feelings.



Market Revolution

10. Market Revolution

Discover the rapid economic growth and expansion of the United States following the War of 1812, highlighting transformative innovations like the telegraph and cotton gin, and their profound impact on American life during this pivotal era in history.



Democracy in America

11. Democracy in America

Enlighten your history students on the Missouri Crisis (Missouri Compromise), the Corrupt Bargain between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, and the Era of Jackson, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the early 1800s in American history.



Age of Jackson

12. Age of Jackson

Dive into the tumultuous Era of Jackson, engaging students with detailed insights into the National Bank controversy, states’ rights, and the growing tensions leading to the American Civil War in the 1830s.


Second Great Awakening

13. Religion & Reform

Explore the Second Great Awakening and ensuing reform movements, such as Temperance, Anti-Slavery, and Women’s Rights, while exploring the evolution and development of various Christian denominations in the United States.



Cotton Kingdom

14. Cotton Kingdom

Illuminate the impact of the Cotton Kingdom in the Southern United States, revealing how economic shifts transformed the South’s global relationships and intensified the demand for slavery, ultimately contributing to the onset of the Civil War.


Manifest Destiny

15. Manifest Destiny

Engage your students with the compelling tale of westward expansion and Manifest Destiny in American history, exploring its origins, conflicts with Native American tribes, and pivotal events like the Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War.


Sectional Crisis

16. Sectional Crisis

Immerse students in the Sectional Crisis preceding the Civil War, exploring pivotal events such as the Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, and Harper’s Ferry raid, while introducing influential figures like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Abraham Lincoln.



Civil War

17. Civil War

Engage your American history students with a detailed exploration of the American Civil War, exploring its causes, consequences, and most significant battles such as Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and the March to the Sea.



18. Reconstruction

Try this insightful lesson on the Reconstruction Era, exploring varied  reconstruction approaches such as Lincoln’s Plan, Johnson’s Presidential Reconstruction, and Congressional Reconstruction, along with Ulysses S. Grant’s presidency and the Compromise of 1877.


Capital and Labor

19. Capital & Labor

Study the Post-Civil War America, examining industrialization, mass production, monopolies, and the Titans of Industry, while highlighting the emergence of influential political movements like the Populist Movement and Socialist Party of America.



Wild West

20. The Wild West

Explore the American frontier’s development post-Civil War, the impact of gold rushes, railroads, and ranches on the economy, and the diverse Native American cultures entwined in conflicts with the United States.



Industrial America

21. Industrial America

Explore Industrial America in the late 1800s, delving into the transformative Gilded Age and the rapid industrialization that defined the era.



American Empire

22. American Empire

Discover the intricacies of the American Empire, delving into late 19th and early 20th century foreign interventionism, including the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War.



Progressive Era

23. Progressive Era

Dive into the Progressive Era and uncover how industrialization in the Gilded Age sparked worker discontent, paving the way for significant social and political reforms.



World War I

24. World War I

Discover World War I through an American lens, covering the alliance system, major battles, US involvement, and learn about the Spanish Flu.


Roaring Twenties

25. Roaring Twenties

Immerse yourself in the Roaring Twenties, exploring the Jazz Age, the culture of escape and consumption, and the vibrant Harlem Renaissance for a comprehensive understanding of this transformative era.



Great Depression and New Deal

26. Great Depression & New Deal

Explore the Great Depression and New Deal era in American history with this comprehensive and educational resource, covering the causes and effects of the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and New Deal, among other significant topics


World War II

27. World War II

Explore World War II from an American perspective and gain insight into the causes and effects of the war, major battles, and lived experiences with this great resource.



Cold War

28. Cold War

Teach about the causes and effects of the Cold War, as well as important topics like the Nuclear Arms Race, Space Race, Berlin Wall, and other significant events that continue to impact the world today.



Postwar America

29. Postwar America

Explore the changes in post-World War II America, including the emergence of rock ‘n roll, the Civil Rights Movement, and a time of development and prosperity.




30. 1960s

Study the momentous moments of the 1960s in American history with this detailed unit, discussing topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society, Woodstock, and much more.


Stagnated Seventies

31. Stagnated Seventies

Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the 1970s with this engaging presentation covering the end of the Vietnam War, Watergate Scandal, and economic turbulence under Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations.



Conservative Resurgence

32. Conservative Resurgence

Discover conservatism in America during the 1980s, including Ronald Reagan’s economic policies, cultural trends, the end of the Cold War, and more in this engaging presentation.



American History

33. The Recent Past

Explore the most recent American history, including the Gulf War, 9/11, War on Terror, Great Recession, and the presidencies of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden.



Included files (across all 33 units):

  • Editable PowerPoint (Google Slides option available)
  • Primary Source PDF (Google Drive option available) with student questions
  • Student Study Guide (print or upload to LMS)
  • Teacher Guide PDF


How to use these American History units:

Our versatile and user-friendly educational resource was meticulously designed to enhance the classroom experience for both teachers and students alike. Present the engaging PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation in your classroom – for Google Slides, simply click the provided link and transfer the slides to your Google Docs account.

Engage your students by presenting the enthralling material, sparking lively discussions, and challenging young minds to think like historians while drawing insightful comparisons between historical and contemporary events.

Next, guide your students through the Student Study Guide, an interactive worksheet featuring a diverse array of question types. Students can gather the required information from your presentation, the class textbook, or online resources. Ideally, they will complete this thought-provoking worksheet as you present the material, or alternatively, finish it as homework.

Additionally, a primary source activity awaits eager minds. Students will read the accompanying primary source and respond to a series of questions to deepen their understanding.

For a more interactive learning experience, consider printing the presentation and notes for students to peruse at their own pace, or encourage them to view the slides and present the material in collaborative groups for peer-to-peer learning. If teaching online, share the Google Slides through Zoom or similar video-sharing platforms, ensuring students have access to all essential files (i.e., primary sources and student study guide worksheet). This invaluable resource is also perfectly suited for homeschooling parents, allowing students to independently explore the slides and accompanying notes before delving into the worksheets.

American History Students Will Be Able to…

  • Deepen their understanding of American history, from the era of indigenous peoples to present day
  • Comprehend how the past has shaped the world we live in today
  • Cultivate a historian’s mindset
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Heighten chronological awareness in history
  • Draw comparisons between American history and that of other nations
  • Master the art of perspective-taking
  • Strengthen reading comprehension
  • Expand vocabulary knowledge


Supplementary Resources

For primary sources and other sources that can supplement this curriculum, visit the National Archives

Additional information

Resource Types

Full Curriculum, Full Units, Homeschool, Primary Source Activities, DBQs, PowerPoints, Printables


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