Master Early American History: 17 Engaging Units from Native American Cultures to the Civil War

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

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Introducing an unparalleled treasury of American History, meticulously crafted for the discerning history teacher: our comprehensive PowerPoint and Google Slides plus student questions and primary source activities bundle. Take your students on a journey through American history, exploring the rich heritage of Native American cultures, the thrilling adventures of European exploration, the founding of British America, and the courageous events of the American Revolution.

Ignite your students’ passion for the past, as they explore into the very creation of the American Constitution and witness the birth of a new republic. Guide them through the heart-wrenching sectional crisis and the soul-stirring American Civil War, ensuring they emerge with an enlightened and profound understanding of their nation’s heritage.

Enrich their learning experience with our thoughtfully curated student question worksheets, featuring intriguing questions designed to stimulate curiosity and critical thinking. Accompanying primary sources serve as invaluable tools to further engage your scholars in the pursuit of historical wisdom.

Our prodigious bundle boasts enough content to sustain a full semester – and then some. Rest assured, each file comes fully editable, granting you the power to adapt, add or subtract content to perfectly align with your unique pedagogical approach.

So, dear history teachers, the time has come to elevate your classroom experience. Invest in this unsurpassed American History bundle today, and witness the transformative impact of bringing history to life.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Constitution

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Civil War

17. Civil War

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

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Included files (across all 17 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 the Civil War era
  • 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

Grade Level

8th, 9th, 10th

Resource Types

Full Curriculum, Full Units, Homeschool, PowerPoints, Google Slides

Topics

Colonial America, Native Americans

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