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Teaching American History Grant

Teaching American History Grant

These inquiry-based lessons are listed by the Era and Standard of the U.S. History standards. These lessons may be used exactly as they are, or modified to fit individual teacher's needs. The lessons were created using the Problem-Based History Template.

  • Era 1: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
  • Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585 – 1763)
  • Era 3: Revolution and the New Nation (1754 – 1820s)
  • Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801 – 1861)
  • Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850 – 1877)
  • Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870 – 1900)
    NAEP US History Assessment: The Development of Modern America (1865 – 1920)
  • Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890 – 1930)
  • Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929 – 1945)
    NAEP: Modern America and the World Wars (1914 – 1945)
  • Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
    NAEP: Contemporary America (1945 – present)
  • Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)

The lessons on this website were created by teachers that span several states and meet the standards of the Teaching American History Grant Program.