Ch 25: Homeschool Resources for High School US History

About This Chapter

The Homeschool Resources chapter of this High School US History Homeschool course is designed to offer homeschool parents new ways to teach, reinforce, & expand upon topics in US history.

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.

12 Lessons in Chapter 25: Homeschool Resources for High School US History
Boston Massacre Lesson Plan

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.

Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan

2. Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan

Use this 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.

War of 1812 Lesson Plan

3. War of 1812 Lesson Plan

Use this 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.

Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan

4. Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan

Use this 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.

Causes of the Civil War Lesson Plan

5. Causes of the Civil War Lesson Plan

Don't be daunted by your instruction on the causes of the Civil War! has simplified the process with the help of two fact-filled video lessons and an eye-opening activity for students.

Reconstruction Lesson Plan

6. Reconstruction Lesson Plan

Use this 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.

World War I Lesson Plan

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, you'll have what you need to make sure your students truly understand the Great War.

Great Depression Lesson Plan

8. Great Depression Lesson Plan

Teaching about the Great Depression can be nuanced and tricky. Use this 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.

World War II Lesson Plan

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.

Cold War Lesson Plan

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.

Civil Rights Lesson Plan

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 video lesson to take your instruction to a new high. Additional resources are also provided in terms of supplementary activities and related lessons.

September 11th Lesson Plan

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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