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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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American Girl Curriculum - Girls of American History Unit 7 1934 The Great Depression-Kit® - Family License

This series of books follows a strong and creative girl through life during the depression. She learns about working hard, helping others and teaches others along the way. Strong male characters include her brother, father and a friend. A six week unit study using the American Girl® Kit® series books. This time in history helps teach us so much about values and morals. Some things to consider including would be the crash of the stock market, the Dust Bowl, living during the depression, 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

American Girl Curriculum - Girls of American History Unit 8 1944 World War II-Molly® - Family License

This series of books follows a young girl through World War II. She learns how to give of herself to help others, to work together and her own personal trials and triumphs. Strong male characters include her brother and father. A six week unit study using the American Girl® Molly® series books. This is a time in history that is filled with information. During this time period you might consider including some background of WWI, countries involved in both WWI and WWII, the Nazi Regime, Anne Frank, the Holocaust, 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

American Girl - Girls of American History Unit 9 1812 War of 1812-Caroline® - Family License

This series of books follows a young girl during the War of 1812. She struggles to hang on to hope as she learns lessons and makes brave decisions. Strong male characters include her father and a friend. This is a fantastic unit, filled with information about a war often forgotten and misunderstood. This is a great unit for character development and discussion. This unit will be enjoyed by both boys and girls, as the curriculum utilizes ship building, knot making and many other fun and educational activities. Field trips include, museums, sailing, fishing, and more. 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

American Girl - Girls of American History Unit 10 1853 New Orleans in the 1850’s/Marie-Grace® and Cecile® - Family License

This series of books follows two young girls through life in a part of the United States that truly has it's own culture. Their lives are different, yet their paths cross and a wonderful friendship blooms. Additional areas of study include the Louisiana Purchase, Yellow Fever Epidemic, French language and more. Strong male characters include a grandfather, father and older brother. This is a unique unit that really encourages children to think about others, serve and help in their community and appreciate the arts. New Orleans is rich with a history unlike any other in the United States. Giving, serving and thinking about others and ways to help are things that help build long lasting positive character traits. The crafts in this unit lean more toward girls. 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

American Girl - Girls of American History Unit 11 New York Life in 1914 -Rebecca® - Family License

This unit is from the perspective of a young Jewish girl, yet does not impose one belief over another. This is an excellent opportunity to discover those contributions and study those Jewish citizens. People were hard workers and busy much of the time making a way for themselves. Field Trips include a candy shop, amusement park, TV studio tour and more. Great for both boys and girls. 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

American Girl - Girls of American History Unit 12 Growing Up in the USA in 1974-Julie® - Family License

A six week unit study using the American Girl® Julie® series books. This study is not only about Vietnam, environmental issues and equal rights, but includes life as a young tenacious girl facing family issues and discovering herself along the way. This unit is full of crafts, activities, field trips and extra study opportunities including science and language arts suggestions. 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