- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 257
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate:
Certificates show that you have completed the course. They do not provide credit.
Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas
Course SummaryIf your middle schooler is struggling with US history topics, the flexible tools provided in this review course can help. Our lessons and quizzes make excellent homeschool resources or study guides to help your student work through a homework assignment or prepare for a test.
to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help understanding middle school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:
- Have fallen behind in understanding the Revolutionary War, the Virginia Dynasty, the American Civil War, 1920s America, the Great Depression or any other U.S. history topic.
- Need an efficient way to learn about U.S. history.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
- Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
- Missed class time and need to catch up.
- Can't access extra history resources at school.
How it works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Confirm your understanding through lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Middle School U.S. History final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study with Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- How did European colonialism affect the native peoples of North America?
- What were the major causes of the American Revolution?
- How did the U.S. Constitution form the basis for the new American government?
- Which presidents belonged to the Virginia Dynasty?
- What was unique to Jacksonian democracy?
- What was life like for Northerners and Southerners in Antebellum America?
- How did the America Civil War start?
- What were some of the successes and failures of Reconstruction?
- How did the Industrial Revolution affect labor, politics and society?
- What key achievements and events occurred during the 20th century Progressive Era?
- How did World War I start?
- What key artistic, cultural and political events occurred in 1920s America?
- How did the Wall Street Crash of 1929 contribute to the Great Depression?
- What event finally propelled America into World War II?
- How did Cold War tensions affect everyday life and foreign policy in America?
- How did the civil rights and other activist movements influence American politics and society?
- What were some economic, political and social highlights of the 1970s and 1980s?
- Why were the elections of 1992, 2000 and 2008 so important or controversial?
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Research Schools, Degrees & Careers
Get the unbiased info you need to find the right school.
Browse Articles By Category
Browse an area of study or degree level.
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Sciences
- Culinary Arts and Personal Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
- I Got My Advanced Students To Help My Struggling Students: Here's How
- How Accepting Late Assignments Helped My Students
- 5 Learning Tools for Middle Schoolers to Make Your Life Easier As a Teacher
- Michigan's 'Achievement System' Designed to Help Struggling Detroit Schools
- Top AP Exam Study Guides and Resources
- Can Short Video Lessons Help Your ADHD Child Study Better?
- 5 Lessons to Help Your Students Understand the Elections
- How Teachers Use Video Lessons to Help ADHD Students Learn
- How To Help Your Kids With Homework When You've Got Your Own
- Homeschool Resources
- Answers and detailed explanations to each question
- Video lessons to explain complicated concepts
Explore our library of over 79,000 lessons
- College Courses
- High School Courses
- Other Courses