This page contains resources to the lessons and strategies that I use the most.

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Matching / Chronology

  • Roots of Government
  • Westward Expansion
  • Civil War Battles
  • Inventions
  • Battles of the Revolution
  • Compromises
  • 7 Principles
  • Court Cases
  • Reform Movements
  • First Presidents

Each of the above links is to a slideshow that is easily printed and can be laminated for multiple uses. Each slideshow comes with directions on the way I use it.


Web Quests

  • 13 Colonies
  • Where to Build a Colony
  • The Great Awakening
  • Articles of Confederation
  • 2nd Great Awakening
  • Andrew Jackson

Each of the above links is a Web Quests hosted entirely on History Illustrated. No links to external sites exist within the lesson and is school safe. Each lesson begins with teacher instructions.

Snobby Quotes

  • Colonists
  • Presidents
  • Revolutionists
  • Reformers
  • Founding Fathers
  • Civil Warriors

Each of the above links is to a lesson created to be funny. None of the quotes are real quotes, they are parodies, etc. designed for students to remember the main ideas of each person in the above categories.

Biography Profile

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Frederick Douglass
  • George Washington
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Founding Fathers
  • Civil Warriors

Compare & Contrasts

  • 13 Colonies
  • North & South
  • Our Constitutions
  • Federalists & Republicans
  • Feds & Anti-Feds
  • Revolution & 1812

The above topics are easy to compare. I have students compare them in a variety of ways. The links above are my most common ways.


  • Boston Massacre
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
  • Mercantilism
  • American Progress
  • King Andrew
  • Trail of Tears

I use a modified OPTIC strategy to analyze the above images every year. Attached is a sheet I use created by a colleague.

Crime Scene Investigation

crispus attucks

alexander hamilton

abraham lincoln