American History

Colonization through Reconstruction (c. 1600 – 1870)

Battle of the Ironclads (American Civil War) click link for more!

Click Here for Tennessee Eighth Grade Social Studies Standards


This site is FABULOUS!!! I have used text from this website in class and added my own questions this year. Pick up where we left off (roughly number 14) through number 35 (Reconstruction). You can keep going if you wish to get a head start on your 11th grade history class!! Click here to be taken to the site.

This song is about the Underground Railroad. It was sung by runaway slaves and taught to slaves still in bondage, so they could remember how to find their way to freedom. At the time “The Drinking Gourd” was what we now call “The Big Dipper.” You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris which is the North Star. Once you know where the North Star is located, you can always travel North to FREEDOM!!!

War of 1812

Trail of Tears (Indian Removal Act of Andrew Jackson)

The Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Missouri Compromise/Kansas-Nebraska Act/Bleeding Kansas

Election of George Washington

Harriet Tubman

Ken Burns Civil War Episode 1: The Cause

The Second Great Awakening

Women’s Rights and Seneca Falls Convention

Three Speeches of Frederick Douglass