This eBook contains eleven warm up/review lessons for Pre Civil War U.S. History. Each lesson is based on the students analyzing the images found on a first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork). The lessons provide the teacher with strategies to hook students on the topic of study, such as questions targeting the 5W/H as well as analyzing, generalizing, drawing inferences or conclusions, and cause and effect. The images can be shown on a white board or printed for individual student work. Other primary sources where appropriate may be included in the lesson, and each lesson has a concluding activity. The lessons can be a quick introduction to a fuller lesson all ready created by the teacher, or it can be a way to provide students with the images needed to remember the facts necessary for the state standardized test. The eleven lessons include The Texas Revolution, the Founding of Baseball, Samuel Morse and the Telegraph, Kearny’s Expedition, Mormons Moving to Utah, Henry D. Thoreau, Seneca Falls Convention, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Gadsden Purchase.