Saturday, September 11, 2010

American History

This is our American history study shown in chronological order. If you'd rather just browse randomly, you can click on "American History" under "Labels" on the left sidebar. This page will continue to be updated as we learn more.

The Vikings - Leif Ericson. Includes booklist, links for notebooking/lapbooking, craft and food ideas, games, and video suggestion.

Eastern Native Americans - links for notebooking/lapbooking, craft and food ideas, games

The Ships of Columbus - Our visit aboard the Nina and the Pinta.

Explorers and the Lost Colony - Christopher Columbus, the explorers that came after him, Sir Walter Raleigh, Roanoke, and American History trivia game, links to notebook/lapbook pieces, online videos, book suggestions.

Jamestown - includes booklist, notebook/lapbook links, game suggestions, Pocahontas, John Smith, and moccasin making tutorial
A visit to Jamestown - Jamestown Settlement (a word about this under Battle of Yorktown, below)

Pilgrims - book suggestions, notebook/lapbook links, game suggestion

The Thirteen Colonies - books, video suggestion, art, craft, and game ideas, links to notebook/lapbook pieces

Cherokee Victory - over Fort Loudoun in 1760

Henry Timberlake - visits Fort Loudoun in 1762

Battle of Alamance - 1771
A visit to the battlefield.

Monticello - 1772
A visit to Thomas Jefferson's home.

American Revolution Part 1 - 1776
Resource recommendations.

Fort Massac - field trip

Battle of Yorktown - 1781
A visit to Yorktown Victory Center.

John Sevier -Only governor of the State of Franklin (1785-1789) and Tennessee's 1st governor (1796-1801, 1803-1809)
A visit to his home, Marble Springs.

Early 1800's - links
Early 1800's - activities, book suggestions, link

Industrial Revolution - activities

Pioneers - activities

Native Americans - activities

Johnny Appleseed, Slavery - activities
Slavery - activities

Gold Rush
- activity

Pony Express and Transcontinental Railway - link to activities

Abraham Lincoln - field trip to birthplace
Abraham Lincoln - field trip to Springfield, IL

Civil War
- Fort Negley
Civil War - projects, museum, and Fort Dickerson
Civil War - museum
Civil War - activities
Civil War - lapbooks, food, music

Wright Brothers - 1903
A visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial.


  1. Wow, thank you for such a wonderful list of resources. We are about to embark on our study of early American history. Found you on Pinterest.

  2. Delighted to find you today! I hope you don't mind if I splash around to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness. And it is always a joy to splash along with a fellow homeschoolin' momma.

    Be blessed bunches,