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Our American History Curriculum

Our US History Curriculum includes 19 complete units, beginning with an overview of North America's major indigenous nations and their first interactions with European explorers all the way through to Modern America. Each unit is packed with engaging and interactive resources and concludes with review materials and an assessment. Lesson plans and answer keys are provided so you can spend more time on yourself and your students and less time planning and grading. 

Click on any unit below for a brief overview and video introduction to the unit. You'll also see links to the units on TpT where you can read reviews from other teachers who have used the resources in their classes. You can download a pacing guide for the curriculum here and read about how each unit is paced out. Joining Students of History grants you immediate access to EVERY UNIT in US History along with virtual learning plans for each, review materials, and more! 


Unit 1: Exploration & American Indian Groups

In Unit 1, students learn about American Indian tribes and the early European explorers who arrived in the New World.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 2: The 13 Colonies

The second unit covers the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. Students compare the people and culture of the regions and the impact of slavery.

Unit 3: The American Revolution

The Revolutionary War unit covers the major causes, events, and impact of the war against Great Britain.


Unit 4: The Constitution

Students review the plans, compromises, and drafting of the US Constitution.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 5: Early America

This unit looks at the important events and people of the early Republic period.

Unit 6: The Age of Jackson

An overview of Andrew Jackson's effect on America and the events of the 1830's.


Unit 7: Manifest Destiny

An engaging unit on American expansion in the 1800's and Manifest Destiny.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 8: Sectionalism & Reform

A unit on reform movements of the 1800's and the beginning of the sectional crisis.

Unit 9: The Civil War

A thorough overview of the battles, events, and people that made up the US Civil War.


Unit 10: Reconstruction

A unit on the period of rebuilding after the Civil War and its impact on America today.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 11:  The Gilded Age

This unit looks at industrialization, Robber Barons, and labor issues in the late 1800's.

Unit 12: Progressives & Imperialism

A look at progressive reforms and America's overseas expansion.


Unit 13: World War 1

An overview of the Great War from America's perspective and its impact on the homefront.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 14: The Roaring 20s

A brief unit on 1920's culture, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance.

Unit 15: The Great Depression

A thorough overview of the causes and effects of the Depression and New Deal reforms.


Unit 16: World War 2 

A thorough overview of the battles, events, and America's role in WW2.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 17: The Cold War

A long look at the conflicts and events of the Cold War at home and abroad.

Unit 18: The Civil Rights Era

A unit on the people and events that made up America's Civil Rights Movement.


Unit 19: Modern America

A brief unit on terrorism, technology, and life in Modern America.

Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Unit 20: Review

Engaging review materials to prep for state tests and a final exam.