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American History Unit Study

Caleb has never gone through all of American History before so I thought now would be a great time. I personally enjoy history but it has been YEARS since I have studied any of this. It will be a learning experience for both of us. πŸ™‚

I got a lot of my ideas from searching through the web, reading blogs, and visiting my local library. I hope that this list can help inspire you just as so many of you have done for me. I will be updating the list and making changes as we go through it. We did start a few months back with Leif Ericsson, Christopher Columbus, and John Cabot. That was all before I decided to write an entire unit study out, so I do not have my lesson plans on what we did for those (sorry!)

All of the books and DVD’s are able to be found at my local library. When it says PIN that means I have an activity pinned to my American History Board on Pinterest under DanaHodach. Please do not be afraid to ask any questions or offer any insight on any of these topics =)

Happy Learning!!

Sir Walter Raleigh – 1585

  • You-tube
  • Sir Walter Raleigh Book
  • Sir Walter DVD
  • Timeline and Test

John Smith – 1607

  • You-Tube
  • John Smith Book
  • Timeline and Test

Ocean Make-Up and Currents (To get an understanding of what it was like to travel across them)

  • You-Tube
  • Apologia Physical Science pg. 114-116
  • Apologia Zoology 2 pg. 6-16
  • Apologia Astronomy pg. 73
  • Explore Earth’s 5 Oceans Book
  • Oceans Book
  • Ocean in Motion! Surfing and the Science of Waves
  • Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetstream and the Science
  • Ocean Lap book – Pin
  • Ocean Current Project – Pin
  • Ocean Layers Project – Pin
  • Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Magic Tree House #39
  • Oceans DVD
  • Sea Monster – Magic Tree House Research Guide
  • Bill Nye: Waves DVD
  • Moby Dick (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

French Indian War – 1763

  • YouTube
  • French Indian War Book
  • French Indian War Lap book – Pin
  • Into America DVD
  • Timeline and Test

Boston Massacre – 1770

  • YouTube
  • Boston Massacre by Michael Burgon
  • Boston Massacre Activity – Pin
  • You are there. American Revolution Prepares DVD
  • Timeline and Test

Boston Tea Party – 1773

  • You-tube
  • Boston Tea Party by Karen Price Hossell
  • Boston Tea Party Lap book – Pin
  • Boston Tea Party Step Book – Pin
  • Tea Cup Art Lesson – Pin
  • Boston Tea Party Experiment – Pin
  • You Are There. American Revolution Prepares DVD
  • Timeline and Test

American Revolution – 1775

  • You-tube
  • American Revolution by Deborah DeFord
  • American Revolution by Michael Weber
  • Heroes of the American Revolution Book
  • American Revolution British View Book
  • Projects about the American Revolution Book
  • American Revolution Lap book – Pin
  • Role Playing – Pin
  • American Revolution DVD
  • Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Magic Tree House
  • American Revolution by Magic Tree House Research Guide
  • Timeline and Test

George Washington – 1789

  • You-tube
  • George Washington Our 1st President Book
  • Life of George Washington by Maria Nelson
  • George Washington Lap book – Pin
  • Use Oils to draw Washington – Pin
  • George Washington DVD
  • Timeline and Test

Bill of Rights and Constitution – 1791

  • You-tube
  • The U.S. Constitution by Karen Price Hossel
  • The Bill of Rights by Karen Price Hossel
  • Bill of Rights in Layman Term – Pin
  • Bill of Rights Lap book – Pin
  • Constitution Lap book – Pin
  • Bill of Rights Anchor – Pin
  • Constitution Lesson Idea – Pin
  • Constitution Art Lesson – Pin
  • Bill of Rights DVD
  • Timeline and Bio

Whiskey Rebellion – 1794

  • You-tube
  • Whiskey Rebellion;1794 by David Knight
  • Timeline and Bio

War of 1812

  • You-tube
  • Battles of 1812
  • Timeline of 1812
  • 1812 lap book
  • War of 1812 DVD
  • Jeremy’s War, 1812 by John Ibbitson Novel
  • Timeline and Bio

Oregon Trail – 1830

  • You-tube
  • Traveling the Oregon Trail by Julie Fanselow
  • Oregon Trail Lap book – Pin
  • Quilt Wall Hanging – Pin
  • Oregon Trail Simulation – Pin
  • Covered Wagon Theme Art Lesson – Pin
  • Pioneer Journey Westward DVD
  • How I survived the Oregon Trail by Laura Wilson (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Black Hawk War – 1832

  • You-tube
  • Hunting a shadow Black Hawk by Crawford
  • Black Hawk DVD
  • Timeline and Bio

Battle of the Alamo – 1837

  • You-tube
  • The Alamo by Tom McGowen
  • Texas Revolution Sequencing Activity – Pin
  • Catapult Attack – Pin
  • Alamo DVD
  • The Boy in the Alamo by Margaret Cousins
  • Timeline and Bio

Trail of Tears – 1838

  • You-tube
  • Trail of Tears by Peter Beroit
  • Trail of Tears: Cherokee Journey by Marlene Targ Brill
  • Trail of Tear Unit Study – Pin
  • Garden Pan Bread – Pin
  • Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy DVD
  • Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee by Carnelia Cornlisson (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Gold Rush – 1847

  • You-tube
  • California Gold Rush by Mel Friedman
  • California Gold Rush: Would you go for gold? By Elaine Landau
  • Gold Rush Lap book – Pin
  • Panning for Gold – Pin
  • Gold Rush Art – Pin
  • Panning for Gold Art Lesson – Pin
  • Gold Rush DVD
  • Timeline and Bio

Pony Express – 1860

  • You-Tube – pin
  • Stagecoaches and pony express by Sally Senzell Isaacs
  • Pony Express: A Hands-on History Look by Mary Tucker
  • Pony Express DVD
  • Pony Express by Samuel Hopkin Adams (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Civil War – 1861

  • You-tube
  • Civil War Timeline by Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Civil War Chronicle of Americas Wars by James Arnold
  • Battlefield of the Civil War by Peter Cozzens
  • Civil War for Kids by James Herbert
  • A Nation Torn Apart: The Battle of Gettysburg Book
  • History and Activities of the Civil War Book
  • Underground Railroad and the Civil War Book
  • Civil War Activity Pin
  • Civil War Letter – Pin
  • Civil War on a Sunday by Magic Tree House Novel)
  • Civil War DVD
  • Red Badge of Courage by Stephan (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Abraham Lincoln – 1865

  • You-tube
  • Who was Abraham Lincoln by Janet Pascal
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Brandan January
  • Mask Craft – Pin
  • Directed Drawing – Pin
  • Crossword Puzzle – Pin
  • Ab Lincoln at Last by Magic Tree House (Novel)
  • Abraham Lincoln Fact Finder by Magic Tree House
  • Abraham Lincoln DVD
  • The President is Shot: The Asination of Abraham Lincoln
  • Timeline and Bio

Chicago Fire – 1871

  • You-tube
  • Great Chicago Fire of 1871 by Paul Bennie
  • I survived the Great Chicago Fire
  • I survived Great Chicago Fire Unit Study – Pin
  • Timeline and Bio

Battle of Little Big Horn – 1876

  • You-tube
  • Story of Little Big Horn by R. Conrad Stein
  • Wounded Knee Massacre by Elaine Laneau
  • Last Stand at Little Big Horn DVD
  • Geronimo: A Novel by Joseph Bruchae
  • Timeline and Bio

Glaciers (Science Unit)

  • You-tube
  • Apologia Physical Science pg. 116-117
  • Glacier by Roy Gallant
  • Glaciers by Isaac Nadeau
  • Glacier Craft – Pin

Titanic – 1912

  • You-tube
  • Titanic icon of age by Michael McCaughan
  • Titanic Lap book – pin
  • Titanic Diorama Project – Pin
  • RMS Titanic Worksheet – Pin
  • Titanic Drawing – Pin
  • Create a Historical Newspaper – Pin
  • Iceberg Experiment – Pin
  • Titanic by Magic Treehouse #17
  • Titanic Complete Story DVD
  • Kaspar the Titanic Cat (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

World War 1 – 1914

  • You-Tube
  • World War I Timeline Book
  • In their own words: World War 1: A Primary Source of History
  • Lap book – Pin
  • Make donuts – Pin
  • How did the US end up in the war? – Pin
  • World War 1: Great War DVD
  • Timeline and Bio

Great Depression – 1929

  • You-tube
  • How Did It Happen? Great Depression Book
  • Lap book – Pin
  • Make wacky cake – pin
  • Could you stomach the great depression meals? – pin
  • Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Magic Treehouse #36
  • The Great Depression DVD
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

World War 2 – 1939

  • You-tube
  • World War 2: America at War Book
  • Going to War in World War 2 by Maria Butterfield
  • Remember Pearl Harbor Book
  • The Holocaust: The Camp System by Jane Shuter
  • Holocaust overview by Ann Byers
  • World War 2 Lap book – pin
  • Pearl Harbor Lap book – Pin
  • Start of WW2 – Pin
  • Butterfly for Holocaust Kids – Pin
  • Field of Poppies Project – Pin
  • Danger in the Darkest Hour by Magic Treehouse
  • WW2 DVD (Still haven’t found an appropriate one for Caleb)
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Cold War – 1946

  • You-tube
  • Cold War by David Taylor
  • Why did Cold War Happen? By Paul Harrison
  • End of the Cold War by Christine Hatt
  • Cold War Lap book – Pin
  • The Wall – Pin
  • Cold War Projects – Pin
  • Timeline and Bio

Civil Rights Act – 1957

  • You-tube
  • Trail of Tears by Peter Beroit
  • Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspective
  • Voices of the Civil Rights Movement by Lori Mortensen
  • Civil Rights Lap book – Pin
  • Teaching Diversity – Pin
  • MLK Jr Guided Drawing – Pin
  • We Have a Dream – Pin
  • Mart Luther King Jr DVD
  • Timeline and Bio

Cuban Missile Crisis – 1962

  • You-tube
  • Cuban Missile Crisis by Catherine Gow
  • Layer of Learning – Pin
  • Timeline and Bio

JFK – 1963

  • You-Tube – pin
  • John F KennedyΒ  by Michael Borgon
  • JFK Note booking – Pin
  • 4th of July Art Project – Pin
  • JFK DVD
  • Timeline and Bio

Neil Armstrong – 1969

  • You-tube
  • Neil Armstrong by Carmen Bredeson
  • Neil Armstrong Unit Study – Pin
  • Astronaut Helmets – Pin
  • How to Draw Neil – Pin
  • Neil Armstrong Activities – Pin
  • Twist to Old – Pin
  • Midnight on the Moon by Magic Tree House #8
  • First Man on the Moon DVD
  • My Uncle is Neil Armstrong by Nan Marino (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Richard Nixon – 1972

  • You-tube
  • Richard Nixon by Dee Lillegard
  • Timeline and Bio

Vietnam War

  • You-tube
  • Timeline of the Vietnam War by Charlie Samuels
  • Vietnam War by Marty Gitlin
  • Vietnam War Lap book – Pin
  • Little Cricket by Jackie Brown (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Miracle on Ice – 1980

Persian Golf War – 1991

  • You-tube
  • Persian Gulf War by Kathlyn Gay
  • Persian Gulf War by Andrew Santella
  • The Gulf War DVD
  • Sandstorm by Ted Simmons (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Oklahoma City Bombing – 1995

Twin Towers – 2001

  • You-tube
  • September 11, 2001 by Dennis Brindell Fradin
  • Twin Towers by David Abbot
  • Lap book – Pin
  • Art Activity – Pin
  • September 11, 2001 DVD
  • I Survived 9/11/01 (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

Hurricane Katrina – 2005

  • You-Tube
  • Hurricane Katrina by Tom Vilsack
  • Hurricane Katrina by Dennis Fradin
  • Hurricane Katrina Craft – Pin
  • Hurricane Katrina DVD
  • I survived Hurricane Katrina (Novel)
  • Timeline and Bio

President Barak Obama – 2008

Hurricane Harvey – 2017

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