I teach US History using an Interactive Notebook framework, with mini-lessons presenting content followed by activities in which students analyze or otherwise engage with that content.
For the 2015-16 administration of the Georgia US History Milestones Assessment, 15% of my students achieved the Distinguished level, with 51% attaining Proficient or higher and 89% performing at Developing or higher. For the 2014-15 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment, my scores were as follows: 74.2% Developing or higher, compared to 73% for Georgia, and 41.2 Proficient or higher, compared to 39% for Georgia. I teach in a Title I school and do not have textbooks. I also have Cloze notes, Interactive Notebook Activities, Matching Study Guides, and data analysis tools available to help you prepare your students for the Milestones.