U.S. History Curriculum - American History Curriculum - Full Year - Google Drive

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My students loved this bundle and so did I. So worth the money! I had to prep a little bit, but still super worth it.
Excellent resource! This is full of engaging activities and assignments for students. I would highly recommend this, especially for newer teachers looking to build a curriculum.


Updated for 2020-2021! The curriculum is a living bundle that includes Google Drive access with the download, including any other updates I may add this month! Intended for 11th grade, but absolutely usable for 8th grade. I detail all days for the entire year, and include FULL descriptions of all content and concepts with new teachers in mind. You won’t have to lift a finger!

Includes full curriculum for U.S. History:

Teaching Materials

  • Works independent of a textbook!
  • Access to all curriculum updates for life!
  • Pacing for regular and block schedule classes!
  • Curriculum covers the Colonial Era through the 21st century
  • Weekly engaging Jig-saw and other group activities
  • Four ESCAPE ROOM Classroom Activities
  • Innovative in-class currency system to engage and motivate students!
  • Editable personally-crafted PowerPoints!
  • Explanations of ALL lecture information and activities for each week!
  • Detailed video tutorials on how to use the bundle and its contents
  • Student short answer and long essay models
  • Fun classroom review games to engage students and reinforce learning


  • 14 editable quizzes + keys
  • 4 multiple-choice tests + keys (includes Midterm and Final)
  • 14 short answer questions + keys
  • 8+ essays to choose from + keys
  • Simplified essay and project rubrics


  • Comprehensive Review Timelines
  • Personalized Review Games
  • Profile information for Quizlet and Kahoot
  • PDF on how I teach writing, content, grade, structure the class, and review

Unit 1 - 1607-1865

The English Colonies

Colonial Governments

The American Revolution

The New Government: The Articles of Confederation and U.S. Constitution

Issues with the Courts: Federalist Judges and Judicial Review

Manifest Destiny

American Social Changes: The Market Revolution and First-Wave Feminism

Sectionalism: 1800-1861

The American Civil War

Unit 2 - 1865-1918

The Reconstruction Era

Segregation and Discrimination in the late-19th and early-20th Centuries

The Western Frontier and American Indian Policy from 1862-1890

Industrialization and Immigration in the late-19th Century

The Second Industrial Revolution

American Imperialism in the late-19th Century

The Progressive Era

Problems with Progressive Reforms

World War I

The Home Front and Post-War Issues

Unit 3 - 1920-1955

The Roaring Twenties

U.S.-Latin American Relations

The Great Depression

The New Deal

World War II: The European Theatre

World War II: The Pacific Theatre

World War II: The American Home Front

World War II: Effects and Legacy

The Bipolar Cold War

The Korean War

The Booming Fifties

Unit 4 - 1950-Present

The Civil Rights Movement

The Great Society


The Vietnam War

The Nixon Administration

The Reagan Administration

The End of the Cold War

New World Role

The War on Terror

The Great Recession

The Digital Age


I also have plenty of other AP History, AP Psychology, and regular social science resources below, including full curriculum bundles, full unit bundles, activity bundles, writing bundles, and more!

Full Curriculum & Unit 1-9 Bundles (all updated for 2021!)

AP World History: Modern

AP U.S. History

AP Psychology

AP European History

U.S. History (regular)

World History (regular)


Skill Development & Classroom Activities, Tests, DBQs, LEQs, SAQs, Unit Guides, Review Sheets (all updated for 2020-2021!)

AP World History: Modern

AP U.S. History

AP Psychology

AP European History

Review Videos

YouTube Review Videos (AP World, AP Euro, APUSH, AP Psych, American Government, & Economics)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


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