About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our High School US History Homeschool course will benefit homeschool parents by providing them with:
- new ways to teach the concepts in this course
- strategies to engage students during the learning process
- recommended activities and discussion questions to pair with lessons
How it works:
This helpful collection of homeschool resources offers homeschool parents relevant tools to make planning lessons easy.
- Integrate these resources into your educational routine to vary instruction and engage your child.
- Reference our materials as inspiration for your own lesson plans, activities, and assignments.
1. Boston Massacre Lesson Plan
Open your students' eyes to the realities of taxation and how abuse of this process led to the Boston Massacre. A video lesson provides the narrative and newspaper articles of the time to enable students to analyze public opinion.
2. Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan
Use this Study.com video lesson to teach your students about the events leading to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Then dive into the five sections of the document, finding the main ideas in each and analyzing historical language.
3. War of 1812 Lesson Plan
Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach students about the causes and effects of the War of 1812. Learn key vocabulary and apply important reading skills. Examine primary source documents and follow up with an engaging writing activity.
4. Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan
Use this Study.com lesson plan to introduce the concept of manifest destiny. Read about the background, learn about key figures, and examine opinions on the topic. Follow up with a writing and dramatic activity.
5. Causes of the Civil War Lesson Plan
Don't be daunted by your instruction on the causes of the Civil War! Study.com has simplified the process with the help of two fact-filled video lessons and an eye-opening activity for students.
6. Reconstruction Lesson Plan
Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students about Reconstruction. Examine aspects of the Reconstruction Act and discuss key vocabulary. Follow up with an activity comparing primary and secondary sources.
7. World War I Lesson Plan
Don't get left in the trenches teaching about World War I! In this lesson plan, drawing on materials from Study.com, you'll have what you need to make sure your students truly understand the Great War.
8. Great Depression Lesson Plan
Teaching about the Great Depression can be nuanced and tricky. Use this Study.com lesson plan to explain the causes of the Great Depression and impact it had worldwide. Follow up and reinforce concepts by reading and analyzing historical text.
9. World War II Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on how World war II began. Though there were many factors, this plan includes a clean and concise video lesson to jump start the unit as well as an imaginative activity designed to generate discussion.
10. Cold War Lesson Plan
This lesson plan on the Cold War gives you the tools you need to help students understand the start and early years of the Cold War, as well as its impact on American life during the 1940s and 1950s.
11. Civil Rights Lesson Plan
Looking to beef up your instruction on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Use a group or independent activity and a Study.com video lesson to take your instruction to a new high. Additional resources are also provided in terms of supplementary activities and related lessons.
12. September 11th Lesson Plan
What do your students know about September 11, 2001? A video lesson takes them through the events of that fateful day while an activity brings meaning through the lives of the victims. Related lessons and extra activities are included for additional instruction.
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.
Other chapters within the High School US History: Homeschool Curriculum course
- Settling North America (1497-1732)
- The Road to Revolution (1700-1774)
- The American Revolution (1775-1783)
- The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800)
- The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825)
- Jacksonian Democracy (1825 -- 1850)
- Manifest Destiny (1806-1855)
- Sectional Crisis (1850-1861)
- American Civil War (1861-1865)
- Reconstruction (1865-1877)
- Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900)
- The Progressive Era (1900-1917)
- American Imperialism (1890-1919)
- The Roaring 20s (1920-1929)
- The Great Depression (1929-1940)
- The US in World War ll (1941-1945)
- Post-War World (1946-1959)
- The Cold War (1950-1973)
- Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973)
- The 1970s (1969-1979)
- The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992)
- Contemporary America (1992-2013)
- Writing History Research Papers
- Student Resources for High School US History
- US History: Homeschool Assignments & Projects