Guest Hollow’s High School American History Year 1
Learn about 1492 to 1899…
Guest Hollow’s American History Year 1 Curriculum covers a historical time period from about 1492 to 1899. Year 2 covers 20th century American history.
We split American history into two years to allow students enough time to really process and understand the topics instead of just skimming over them. It’s our belief that one year isn’t an adequate amount of study time for hundreds of years of U.S. history! Our curriculum doesn’t crush everything into just one year, and it doesn’t skimp on important issues!
Students get to immerse themselves in terrific books and videos while also having access to a buffet of activities like historic recipes, maps, an optional Minecraft or colony/settlement replica assignment, iCivics lessons and printables, original and secondary source documents, articles, music, and literature tie-ins via free linked guides.
If you’ve already studied early American history, check our our Year 2 curriculum!
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Approximate Daily Time Commitment:
45 min. – 1.5 hours depending on activities that are chosen and reading speed
Guest Hollow materials are downloadable/online. There are no physical copies.
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Grade Level / Age
Guest Hollow’s High School American History Year 1 Curriculum is suggested for:
● Grades 9-12
● Approximate ages
What You Get
High School American History Year 1 comes with:
✔ A printable PDF schedule
✔ An editable schedule in Microsoft Word format
✔ Access to an online version of the schedule*
✔ A printable companion workbook with maps, study & discussion questions, and assignments!
✔ A coupon code to get Guest Hollow’s Big Bad Beautiful Booklist -History Edition for 50% off!
*Access to the online version of Guest Hollow’s High School American History Year 1 Curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances.
I’d like to see the book & resource list!
Click here to see the required books and resources for Guest Hollow’s American History Year 1 Curriculum.
Homeschooling with Guest Hollow’s American History gets students enthusiastic about history!
American history is an important subject, especially for high schoolers. We’ve designed an engaging 2-year program that schedules in some terrific resources designed to inspire and educate students in a way that is fun, memorable, and flexible for all types of learners.
Why stick with just one textbook book when learning history? Guest Hollow’s American History Curriculum schedules in a variety of books, videos, and projects designed to keep student’s interest engaged and to help them retain what they are learning about this important subject.
History students actually care about!
Guest Hollow’s American History Curriculum
brings history to life.
Does this curriculum come with ___________?
No, you need to purchase the scheduled books separately. Learn more.
☑ a printable book list?
Yes. We provide a book list with a handy checklist to help you plan what you want to buy or borrow and in what format. We also let you know when each book is scheduled in, so you can arrange to check out books from the library before you need them!
☑ a schedule?
Yes. You get the same weekly schedule in 3 different formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, and online*. Just open it up and you are ready to learn!
*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances on our end and yours including and not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.
☑ a supply list?
Yes. Most recipe ingredients and supplies are listed at the beginning of your schedule week-by-week.
✘ a teacher’s manual?
No. The American history curriculum schedule is all you need!
No. There is no need for tests with this curriculum.
☑ a workbook?
Yes. You get a FREE 196 page full-color workbook with the purchase of this curriculum (118 student pages and an answer key at the back).
American History Workbook sample pages:
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Take a look at a week from the online version of the schedule here.
Take a look at a sample of the printable schedule here:
American History Workbook sample pages:
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Shalynn . (verified owner) –
We are loving this curriculum! The book choices are great. The many video links are great. It’s so well put together. This is the history curriculum that I’ve been looking for for years.
Jen Wheeler (verified owner) –
Guest Hollow’s American History 1 was just what my 9th grade daughter needed this year. It not only helped her fall in love with history again, but encouraged her to think critically about current events. The balanced approached and thoughtfully chosen resources precipitated many thought-provoking and deep discussions. In our state, we are required to meet with an evaluator each year to ensure that the demands of the law are met and seek validation for the instruction happening in our homeschool. Our evaluator had this to say about the program: “As someone who teaches AP United States History, I can see that this was one of the most comprehensive American history courses that I’ve ever evaluated for a 9th grader.”
Brandie (verified owner) –
I love Guesthollow’s American History. The books are interesting and of varying viewpoints. So are the carefully chosen videos. We did it bare-bones and just used the text and the videos so we could use it as a review of early American history and we still learned things we didn’t know. I recommend Guesthollow to everyone!