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Finding a history curriculum that fits the needs and learning styles of different members of your family can be a challenge.  Girls of American History is a multi-sensory curriculum that follows a pattern of "Read it, Hear it, See it, Write it, and Do it".  This is a hands-on curriculum that uses the American Girl book series, and allows you to choose the best activities for each of your children.  These activities are great ways to expose your children 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 family can get involved in various games, meals, crafts and field trips, creating memories while learning foundational elements from our nation's history.  

The family license is good for single family use and never expires.  

 

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Unit 1 1764 Nez Perce-Kaya® - Family License

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.
$8.95

Unit 2 1774 American Revolution-Felicity® Family 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.
$8.95

Unit 3 1824 South Western-Josefina® - Family License

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. 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. 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.
$8.95

Unit 4 1854 Pioneer Times-Kirsten® - Family 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.
$8.95

Unit 5 1864 Civil War-Addy® - Family License

This series of books follows 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.
$8.95

Unit 6 1904 Industrial Revolution-Samantha® - Family License

This unit follows a young, well to do, girl as she discovers the world around her, the injustices that she tries to make right and a personal discovery. Strong male characters include her uncle and a neighbor. A six week unit study using the American Girl® Samantha® series books. This unit covers child labor, orphan trains, women’s suffrage, and more. 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.
$8.95