AMERICAN HISTORY CURRICULUM
Wild World of History's American History Homeschool Curriculum was created by Professor Larry Schweikart—otherwise known as America's history teacher. Professor Schweikart taught American history for more than two decades and his best-selling book, A Patriot's History of the United States, is referenced in thousands of high school and college classroom's across America.
This course will teach your homeschool students everything they need to know about the history of the United States, from early American history and the colonial period through to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the Great Crash of the 1920's. It incorporates the "Four Pillars" of American exceptionalism—a Christian, mostly Protestant religious foundation; common law; private property with written titles and deeds; and a free market economy—and illustrates how they shaped the early United States.
Over the course of 22 lessons, Professor Schweikart imparts his unparalleled knowledge of American history through a series of engaging and entertaining educational videos, each one covering a different era in US history. Drawing on his two decades of experience as a history teacher, Professor Schweikart provides you with the educational tools and resources you need to bring history to life.
American History Homeschool Curriculum is split into two parts and includes 22 lessons, as well as a free bonus tutorial on how to teach history to your homeschool students.
Aimed at grades 9–12, each lesson features a full-length video and each part is designed to be taught over the course of a full semester.
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"DISCOVERY" THROUGH "RECONSTRUCTION"
The lessons in part 1 include discussions about the nature and character of the American colonies; the shaping of "American-ness" in language, habits, and culture; and the expansion Jacksonian democracy during the 19th-century.
Lesson 1: City on a Hill (1480-1707)
Lesson 2: Colonial Adolescence (1707-1763)
Lesson 3: Colonies No More (1763-1783)
Lesson 4: A Nation of Law (1776-1789)
Lesson 5.1: Small Republic, Big Shoulders (1789-1796)
Lesson 5.2: Small Republic, Big Shoulders (1796-1809)
Lesson 5.3: Small Republic, Big Shoulders (1809-1815)
Test on Lessons 1-5
Lesson 6: The Promise and Perils of Jacksonian America (1815-1836)
Lesson 7: Red Foxes and Bear Flags (1836-1848)
Lesson 8: A House Dividing (1848-1860)
Test on Lessons 6-8
Lesson 9: The Crisis of the Union (1860-1865)
Lesson 10: Ideals and Realities of Reconstruction (1865-1876)
Test on Lessons 9-10
"RECONSTRUCTION" THROUGH THE MODERN ERA
The lessons in part 2 of Wild World of History's American History Homeschool Curriculum trace American expansion on to the international stage right up to the present day. The topics covered over the next 12 lessons include the Great Crash of the 1920's, America's participation in World War II and the decline and restoration of modern American society.
Lesson 11: The West Lighting Out for the Territories (1861-1890)
Lesson 12: Sinews of Democracy (1876-1896)
Lesson 13: Building Best, Building Greatly (1896-1912)
Lesson 14: War, Wilson and Internationalism (1912-1920)
Test on Lessons 11-14
Lesson 15: Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash (1920-1932)
Lesson 16: Enlarging the Public Sector (1932-1940)
Lesson 17: Democracy's Finest Hour (1941-1945)
Test on Lessons 15-17
Lesson 18: America's Happy Days (1946-1959)
Lesson 19: The Age of Upheaval (1960-1974)
Test on Lessons 18-19
Lesson 20: Retreat and Resurrection (1974-1988)
Lesson 21: The Moral Crossroads (1989-2000)
Test on Lessons 20-21
Lesson 22: Decline and Restoration: Twenty-First Century (2000-Present)
Test on Lesson 22
OTHER HOMESCHOOLING PRODUCTS AND RESOURCES
Along with American History Homeschool Curriculum, Wild World of History offers a number of additional homeschooling products and resources, including the companion history course, World History Homeschool Curriculum; A Patriot’s History of the United States; The American President: Reagan; educational webcasts and more.
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