This collection contains an entire scope and sequence of United States History resources for the high school level. Resources are aligned to Illinois state standards. Units contain a variety of resource types, including readings, videos/slides, exercises, lesson plans, and assessments.

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This collection includes resources that span the scope and sequence of an American History course at the high school level.  The collection includes primary source documents, digital history files, GIS resources, audio and visual resources, and sites that include lesson plans ranging from America's conception to modern day.      
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This collection contains resources related to the exploration and settlement of colonial America, and includes information about Natives and interactions between Native and colonial populations, disputes including the Seven Years War, the shaping of American society in different regions, and religious and cultural developments specific to the era. (Discovery-1760s)
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This collection contains resources relating to the American Revolution, including information on the causes of the revolution, declaring independence, the revolution and its consequences, the foundation of American government, America's Founding Fathers, the Constitutional Convention, and the first party system. (1760s-1800)
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This collection contains resources spanning the period of American expansion and increasing sectionalism in the early and mid 1800s.  Material covers westward expansion and Manifest Destiny including the Louisiana Purchase, new political frameworks including those of Jefferson, Monroe, and Jackson, the War of 1812, new economies as a result of the market revolution and first industrial revolution, and growing sectionalism as a result of slavery.(1800-1860) 
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Unit 4: Civil War

by Amy Scheuer

This collection contains resources about the Civil War in America, including information about the South's decision to secede, the war and its battles, Lincoln's role as a leader, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the war's conclusion.  (1861-1865)
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This collection contains resources related to Reconstruction, considering the social, political, and economic attempts to rebuild the nation following the American Civil War. (1865-1877)
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Unit 6: New Frontiers

by Amy Scheuer

This collection contains resources spanning the era following American Reconstruction, focusing on topics such as industrialization and the Gilded Age, urbanization, progressivism, transportation, and foreign policy related to Open Door, the Spanish-American War, and involvement in the Philippines. (1880-1920)
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This collection focuses on the shift from American isolationism to involvement in World War I and subsequent status as a world power, including resources related to Wilson and his foreign policy, America's entry into WWI, WWI, African Americans in WWI, and propaganda on the homefront during the war. (1910s)
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This unit explores the 1920s and 1930s, as America experiences a booming economic period following the first World War, transitions into an economic depression, and attempts to alleviate the crisis through the implementation of the New Deal.  Specifically, resources cover cultural advances of the 1920s, the  economic depression, the League of Nations, race relations and the NAACP, FDR's fireside chats and New Deal plans, and Eleanor Roosevelt's contribution to the New Deal. (1920s-1930s)
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Unit 9: World War II

by Amy Scheuer

This collection covers WWII, including resources relating to military strategies, Japanese Internment, Pearl Harbor, culture on the homefront, the Holocaust, technological advancements, and the war in different regions of the world. (1939-1945)
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This collection contains resources specific to the post war era, covering topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and cultural movements of the 1960s. (1950s-1970s)
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This collection contains resources covering contemporary issues in politics, economics, and popular culture, specifically covering the rise of America as a foreign policy, economic, and technological superpower, major contemporary wars and terrorism, and modern day cultural topics.   (1980s-present day)
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