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Girls of American History is a multi-sensory curriculum that uses the American Girl book series, and follows a pattern of "Read it, Hear it, See it, Write it, and Do it".  This is a hands-on curriculum, and allows you to choose the best activities for your students.  These activites are great ways to expose your students to new skills and hobbies.  See the resources section for each unit for suggested activities.  

This curriculum is appropriate and well liked by both girls and boys; with strong male and female characters in each book.  The entire class can get involved in various games, meals, crafts and field trips - an engaging and memorable way to learn about our nation's history.

The co-op/school license is good for the purchasing co-op/school only and never expires.  The co-op/school who has ownership, has permissions to teach the units purchased to as many classes as they like.  Copies may not be made for other co-op/schools, families, students or teachers - as it would violate the copyright policy.  The school retains ownership of the material.

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The Original Set - Units 1-8 - Co-op/School License

Stroll down the streets of Williamsburg, sail across the Atlantic Ocean, gallop along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest - all this and more will capture your students and engage them to learn more about our American history. Follow eight young girls on a journey through time. Watch as our country, government and culture change and how that affects life in the different time periods and how these girls discovered more about themselves and the world they live in. This curriculum uses the original eight historical girls from the American Girl® collection. Those girls are Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Kit and Molly. This is a multi-sensory curriculum, integrating hearing, seeing, writing, saying, doing. This is a curriculum for both boys and girls. Don’t let the “Girls” part of the title fool you. Crafts include; pottery, leather work, weaving, drawing, cooking and much more. Field trips and education vacation suggestions are also included. Includes eight units that are six weeks in length each. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
$149.85

Unit 1 1764 Nez Perce-Kaya® - Co-op/School License

Multisensory learning is ideal for every kind of learner - because each learner gets to experience learning the way they are most comfortable - but they also have the opportunity to learn through other senses. Studies and research have shown that learning material through multiple senses helps children to retain information better. Explore the history of the Nez Perce through the eyes of Kaya®, as she gallops along the Pacific Northwest, fishes on the banks of the Columbia river and learns different lessons in life. Kaya® - A six week unit study using the American Girl® Kaya® series books. This study gives boys and girls a look into the Pacific Northwest and the Nez Perce Indians in 1764. Although this particular unit pertains to a time in our history that is prior to the exploration of the Pacific Northwest and an establishment of a real organized government, the study of the Pacific Northwest and the Nez Perce Indians is still a rich part of the history of North America. Suggestions to further the study of this time period as well as craft and field trip ideas are included in the unit to help enhance the study. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
$26.85

Unit 2 1774 American Revolution-Felicity® Co-op/School License

Walk the streets of Williamsburg, Virgina and experience life during the American Revolution through the eyes of a young girl and her apprentice friend, Ben. Better understand the cost of our freedoms today while studying this foundational time in our history. Felicity® - A six week unit study using the American Girl® Felicity® series books. The American Revolution is a rich and vital time in our history. This study gives children a look into life during this time. Suggestions to further the study of this time period as well as craft and field trip ideas are included in the unit to help enhance the study. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
$26.85

Unit 3 1824 South Western-Josefina® - Co-op/School License

A six week unit study using the American Girl® Josefina® series books. This unit works well for studying the early 19th century, the southwestern states, the Alamo, Pueblo Indians, the Mexican American War, and so much more. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study. This series of books follows a young girl who has had a great loss. She learns a lot about herself, endurance, sacrifice, trust, keeping promises and joy. Expect to learn about life on the rancho and what it was like to trade with people on the wagon trains. Strong male characters include Josefina’s father, grandfather and a friend. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
$26.85

Unit 4 1854 Pioneer Times-Kirsten® - Co-op/School License

This series of books follows a young girl and her family as they travel across land and sea. She experiences loss and confusion as she learns how to live in a new culture, gains new friendships, and accomplishments. Strong male characters include her brother and father. A six week unit study using the American Girl® Kirsten® series books. This study is not only about pioneer time, but includes life as a young immigrant and what life would have been like. This is a great unit to use during your study of the Oregon Trail, Immigration, the Gold Rush, Midwest America, and more. You can easily stretch your early 19th century study across both Josefina and Kirsten. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
$26.85

Unit 5 1864 Civil War-Addy® - Co-op/School License

Better understand the struggles of slavery and the time of the Civil War while following a young girl through life as a slave, through the Underground Railroad, to freedom and all the emotions, as well as personal struggles that come with these experiences. Strong male characters include her father and brother. A six week unit study using the American Girl® Addy® series books. An excellent unit for boys and girls to go deeper with a study of the Civil War, slavery, Harriet Tubman, Abe Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, emancipation, and more. There are many craft and field trip ideas from this time period included in the unit to help enhance the study. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
$26.85