American History Graphic Organizers

Natalie Kay
Grade Levels
3rd - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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50 pages
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Natalie Kay


This American History Graphic Organizer pack is the perfect resource for any teacher who teaches elementary or middle school US history classes. It takes a whole year of curriculum and condenses it down to the most important pieces of history to help your students gain a deeper understanding of the important events in the history of the Uniter States.

This is a 50 page download contains many of the important events from American history. It is designed to help structure the whole year of your American history curriculum. It makes planning lessons easy because it outlines the big ideas and concepts for each major event in history.

As an elementary teacher I know how difficult it is to teach all of the important events of American history and this download will help organize your lessons and help you focus on which events are really important!

I love this resource because graphic organizers are such a great way for students to organize information and make their learning more memorable and meaningful. As a bonus, when completed, students have a whole book of evidence of the learning that has taken place over the course of a year.


**Thank you for your interest in this pack of American History Graphic Organizers. This set is near and dear to my heart because I have a deep love for American history and I try instill a love of our great country in each of my students. This pack was developed over the course of 6 years and was recently updated in August 2016 to make it even better. 

**I have a minor in Social Studies, completed 3 years of the Teachers of American History Grant, have participated in two American history trips back east (Boston and Williamsburg), am married to a Historic Conservationist, and taught 5th grade (American history included) for 7 years. These things combined have helped me to develop this product with careful attention to detail and with a desire to make learning history more fun and meaningful for students.  


**I recommend making copies of each of the graphic organizers and compiling them into a spiral bound book that students can keep in their desk all year long. 

**I have provided 4 cover page options so that you can choose the one you like best for your students. (2 colored and 2 black and white options - to save on colored ink.)

**You could also just print out the copies you need as you go and have students add each page to a special American history binder or folder.

**Additionally, these pages could work for homework assignments, early finishers, or a challenge for your accelerated students. 


A Note to the Teacher

Teacher Instructions

Teaching Tips

Teaching Ideas

A pacing guide sample

5 student book cover page options

-2 color choices

-2 black and white choices (to save ink!)

Table of Contents

Graphic Organizers on the following 40 topics:

1. American Symbols

2. Native American Regions

3. Native American

4. Early Explorers

5. Early English Colonization

6. Colonial Era in America

7. American Revolution

8. Colonial Children 

9. Road to the Revolution

10. Key Revolutionary Battles

11. Revolutionary People

12. Declaration of Independence

13. The United States Constitution

14. The 3 Branches of Government

15. The Bill of Rights

16. Lewis & Clark Expedition

17. Moving to the West

18. The War of 1812

19. Indian Relations

20. Mexican-American War

21. Slavery

22. The Civil War

23. Battles of the Civil War

24. People of the Civil War

25. Reconstruction

26. Immigration

27. The American West

28. Industrialization

29. Spanish American War

30. World War I

31. The Great Depression

32. World War II

33. Korean and Vietnam Wars

34. The Cold War

35. Civil Rights Movement

36. Recent Presidents

37. September 11th

38. Iraq and Afghanistan

39. Current Events

40. Elections in the U.S.A.

*All graphic organizers are copyright by Natalie Kay

**Please note: I hope you will share this resource with your colleagues and friends, but please know that additional licenses must be added to be able to make copies for anyone other than yourself and your students. Additional copies may be purchased right here in my TPT store. 

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Total Pages
50 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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