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US History
Native Americans
Colonial America
American Revolution
Industrial Revolution
American Civil War
Westward Expansion
The Great Depression
Cold War
Civil Rights Movement
1800s (other)
1900 to Present (other)
US Government
US State History

World History
Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Ancient Africa
Middle Ages
Islamic Empire
Renaissance
Aztec, Maya, Inca
French Revolution
World War 1
World War 2
Art History
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Native Americans

Culture and Overview
Native Americans
Agriculture and Food
Native American Art
American Indian homes and Dwellings
Homes: The Teepee, Longhouse, and Pueblo
Native American Clothing
Entertainment
Roles of Women and Men
Social Structure
Life as a Child
Religion
Mythology and Legends
Famous Native Americans

History and Events
King Philips War
French and Indian War
Battle of Little Bighorn
Trail of Tears
Wounded Knee Massacre
Indian Reservations
Civil Rights
Tribes
Tribes and Regions
Apache Tribe
Blackfoot
Cherokee Tribe
Cheyenne Tribe
Chickasaw
Cree
Inuit
Iroquois Indians
Navajo Nation
Nez Perce
Osage Nation
Pueblo
Seminole
Sioux Nation

Colonial America

Colonies and Places
Lost Colony of Roanoke
Jamestown Settlement
Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims
The Thirteen Colonies
Williamsburg
Puritans

Events
French and Indian War
King Philip's War
Mayflower Voyage
Salem Witch Trials
Daily Life
Clothing - Men's
Clothing - Women's
Daily Life in the City
Daily Life on the Farm
Food and Cooking
Homes and Dwellings
Jobs and Occupations
Places in a Colonial Town
Women's Roles
Slavery

American Revolution

Events
Leading up to the War
Causes of the American Revolution
Stamp Act
Townshend Acts
Boston Massacre
Intolerable Acts
Boston Tea Party
Major Events
The Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence
The United States Flag
Articles of Confederation
Valley Forge
The Treaty of Paris

People
African Americans
Generals and Military Leaders
Patriots and Loyalists
Sons of Liberty
Spies
Women during the War
Battles
Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Long Island
Washington Crossing the Delaware
Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Battle of Yorktown

Other
Daily Life
Revolutionary War Soldiers
Revolutionary War Uniforms
Weapons and Battle Tactics
American Allies

Civil War

Overview
Causes of the Civil War
Border States
Weapons and Technology
Civil War Generals
Reconstruction

Battles
Battle of Fort Sumter
First Battle of Bull Run
Battle of the Ironclads
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Sherman's March to the Sea
Civil War Battles of 1861 and 1862
Major Events
Underground Railroad
Harpers Ferry Raid
The Confederation Secedes
Union Blockade
Submarines and the H.L. Hunley
Emancipation Proclamation
Robert E. Lee Surrenders
President Lincoln's Assassination

Civil War Life
Daily Life During the Civil War
Life as a Civil War Soldier
Uniforms
African Americans in the Civil War
Slavery
Women During the Civil War
Children During the Civil War
Spies of the Civil War
Medicine and Nursing

Industrial Revolution

Overview and Technology
How it Began in the United States
Inventions and Technology
Steam Engine
Factory System
Transportation
Erie Canal

Culture
Labor Unions
Working Conditions
Child Labor
Breaker Boys, Matchgirls, and Newsies
Women During the Industrial Revolution

Great Depression

Overview and Culture
The Great Depression
Causes of the Great Depression
The End of the Great Depression
Crime and Criminals
Hoovervilles
Daily Life in the City
Daily Life on the Farm
Entertainment and Fun
Prohibition
Jazz
Events
Bonus Army
Dust Bowl
First New Deal
Second New Deal
Stock Market Crash

Other
Fireside Chats
Empire State Building
Roaring Twenties

Westward Expansion

California Gold Rush
First Transcontinental Railroad
Homestead Act and Land Rush
Louisiana Purchase
Mexican American War
Oregon Trail
Pony Express
Battle of the Alamo
Frontier Life
Cowboys
Daily Life on the Frontier
Log Cabins

Civil Rights

Movements
African-American Civil Rights Movement
Apartheid
Disability Rights
Native American Rights
Slavery and Abolitionism
Women's Suffrage
Major Events
Jim Crow Laws
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Little Rock Nine
Birmingham Campaign
March on Washington
Civil Rights Act of 1964

Cold War

Overview
Arms Race
Communism
Glossary and Terms
Space Race

Wars
Korean War
Vietnam War
Chinese Civil War
Yom Kippur War
Soviet Afghanistan War
Major Events
Berlin Airlift
Suez Crisis
Red Scare
Berlin Wall
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crisis
Collapse of the Soviet Union

1800s (Other)

War of 1812
Monroe Doctrine
Great Chicago Fire
Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
Spanish-American War

1900 to Present (Other)

Panama Canal
Titanic
Empire State Building
Three Mile Island
Watergate
Camp David Accords
Iran Hostage Crisis
Mount St. Helen's Eruption
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Space Shuttle Challenger
Oklahoma City Bombing
Gulf War
September 11 Attacks
Afghanistan War
Iraq War

US Government

Branches of Government
Executive Branch
President's Cabinet

Legislative Branch
House of Representatives
Senate
How Laws are Made

Judicial Branch
Landmark Cases
Serving on a Jury
Famous Supreme Court Justices
United States Constitution
The Constitution
Bill of Rights
Other Constitutional Amendments
First Amendment
Second Amendment
Third Amendment
Fourth Amendment
Fifth Amendment
Sixth Amendment
Seventh Amendment
Eighth Amendment
Ninth Amendment
Tenth Amendment
Thirteenth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
Fifteenth Amendment
Nineteenth Amendment
Overview
Democracy
Checks and Balances
Interest Groups
US Armed Forces
State and Local Governments
Becoming a Citizen
Taxes

Elections
Voting in the United States
Two-Party System
Electoral College
Running for Office

Ancient Africa

Civilizations
Kingdom of Ghana
Mali Empire
Songhai Empire
Kush
Kingdom of Aksum
Central African Kingdoms
Ancient Carthage
Culture
Art in Ancient Africa
Daily Life
Griots
Islam
Traditional African Religions
Slavery in Ancient Africa
Boers

Geography
Nile River
Sahara Desert
Trade Routes

Ancient China

Overview
Ancient China
Geography of Ancient China
Silk Road
The Great Wall
Forbidden City
Terracotta Army
The Grand Canal
Battle of Red Cliffs
Opium Wars
Inventions of Ancient China
Dynasties
Major Dynasties
Xia Dynasty
Shang Dynasty
Zhou Dynasty
Han Dynasty
Period of Disunion
Sui Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
Song Dyanasty
Yuan Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
Qing Dynasty
Culture
Daily Life in Ancient China
Religion
Mythology
Numbers and Colors
Legend of Silk
Chinese Calendar
Festivals
Civil Service
Chinese Art
Clothing
Entertainment and Games
Literature

Ancient Egypt

Overview
Timeline of Ancient Egypt
Old Kingdom
Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Late Period
Greek and Roman Rule

Other
Pharaohs
Inventions and Technology
Boats and Transportation
Egyptian Army and Soldiers
Culture
Egyptian Food, Jobs, Daily Life
Ancient Egyptian Art
Clothing
Entertainment and Games
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Temples and Priests
Egyptian Mummies
Book of the Dead
Ancient Egyptian Government
Women's Roles
Hieroglyphics
Hieroglyphics Examples
Monuments and Geography
Geography and the Nile River
Cities of Ancient Egypt
Valley of the Kings
Egyptian Pyramids
Great Pyramid at Giza
The Great Sphinx
King Tut's Tomb
Famous Temples

Ancient Greece

Overview
Ancient Greece
Timeline of Ancient Greece
Geography
The City of Athens
Sparta
Minoans and Mycenaeans
Greek City-states
Peloponnesian War
Persian Wars
Decline and Fall
Legacy of Ancient Greece

Arts and Culture
Ancient Greek Art
Drama and Theater
Architecture
Olympic Games
Government of Ancient Greece
Greek Alphabet

Daily Life
Daily Lives of the Ancient Greeks
Typical Greek Town
Food
Clothing
Women in Greece
Science and Technology
Soldiers and War
Slaves

Greek Mythology
Greek Gods and Mythology
Hercules
Achilles
Monsters of Greek Mythology
The Titans
The Iliad
The Odyssey

People
Alexander the Great
25 Famous Greek People
Greek Philosophers

The Olympian Gods
Zeus
Hera
Poseidon
Apollo
Artemis
Hermes
Athena
Ares
Aphrodite
Hephaestus
Demeter
Hestia
Dionysus
Hades

Mesopotamia

Overview
Overview of Ancient Mesopotamia
Assyrian Army
Persian Wars

Civilizations
Sumerians
Akkadian Empire
Babylonian Empire
Assyrian Empire
Persian Empire
Culture
Daily Life of Mesopotamia
Art and Artisans
Religion and Gods
Code of Hammurabi
Sumerian Writing and Cuneiform
Epic of Gilgamesh
Famous Kings of Mesopotamia
Great Cities of Mesopotamia
The Ziggurat
Science, Inventions, and Technology

Ancient Rome

Overview and History
Timeline of Ancient Rome
Early History of Rome
The Roman Republic
Republic to Empire
Wars and Battles
Roman Empire in England
Barbarians
Fall of Rome

People
Emperors of the Roman Empire
Women of Rome
Daily Life
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Life in the City
Life in the Country
Food and Cooking
Clothing
Family Life
Slaves and Peasants
Plebeians and Patricians

Arts and Religion
Ancient Roman Art
Literature
Roman Mythology
Romulus and Remus
The Arena and Entertainment
Cities and Engineering
The City of Rome
City of Pompeii
The Colosseum
Roman Baths
Housing and Homes
Roman Engineering
Roman Numerals

Other
Legacy of Rome
The Roman Senate
Roman Law
Roman Army

Middle Ages

Overview
Timeline
Feudal System
Guilds
Medieval Monasteries

Knights and Castles
Becoming a Knight
Castles
History of Knights
Knight's Armor and Weapons
Knight's coat of arms
Tournaments, Jousts, and Chivalry
Culture
Daily Life in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages Art and Literature
The Catholic Church and Cathedrals
Entertainment and Music
The King's Court

Nations
Anglo-Saxons
Byzantine Empire
The Franks
Kievan Rus
Vikings for kids
Major Events
The Black Death
The Crusades
Hundred Years War
Magna Carta
Norman Conquest of 1066
Reconquista of Spain
Wars of the Roses

Islamic Empire

Timeline and Events
Caliphate
First Four Caliphs
Umayyad Caliphate
Abbasid Caliphate
Crusades

Other
Islamic Spain
Islam in North Africa
Important Cities
Culture
Daily Life
Islam
Trade and Commerce
Art
Architecture
Science and Technology
Calendar and Festivals
Mosques
Scholars and Scientists

Aztec, Maya, Inca

Aztecs
Daily Life
Government
Gods and Mythology
Writing and Technology
Society
Tenochtitlan
Spanish Conquest
Art
Maya
Daily Life
Government
Gods and Mythology
Writing, Numbers, and Calendar
Pyramids and Architecture
Sites and Cities
Art
Hero Twins Myth
Inca
Daily Life of the Inca
Government
Mythology and Religion
Science and Technology
Society
Cuzco
Machu Picchu
Tribes of Early Peru

Renaissance

Overview
How did the Renaissance start?
Medici Family
Italian City-states
Age of Exploration
Elizabethan Era
Ottoman Empire
Reformation
Northern Renaissance
Culture
Daily Life
Renaissance Art
Architecture
Food
Clothing and Fashion
Music and Dance
Science and Inventions
Astronomy
People
Artists
Famous Renaissance People

French Revolution

Events
Causes of the French Revolution
Estates General
National Assembly
Storming of the Bastille
Women's March on Versailles
Reign of Terror
The Directory
Other
Jacobins
Symbols of the French Revolution
Famous People of the French Revolution

World War I

Overview:
Causes of World War I
Allied Powers
Central Powers
The U.S. in World War I
Trench Warfare
Battles and Events:
Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
Sinking of the Lusitania
Battle of Tannenberg
First Battle of the Marne
Battle of the Somme
Russian Revolution
Other:
Aviation in WWI
Christmas Truce
Wilson's Fourteen Points
WWI Changes in Modern Warfare
Post-WWI and Treaties

World War II

Overview:
World War II Timeline
Allied Powers and Leaders
Axis Powers and Leaders
Causes of WW2
War in Europe
War in the Pacific
After the War

Events:
The Holocaust
Japanese Internment Camps
Bataan Death March
Fireside Chats
Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Atomic Bomb)
War Crimes Trials
Recovery and the Marshall Plan
Battles:
Battle of Britain
Battle of the Atlantic
Pearl Harbor
Battle of Stalingrad
D-Day (Invasion of Normandy)
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of Berlin
Battle of Midway
Battle of Guadalcanal
Battle of Iwo Jima
Other:
The US Home Front
Women of World War II
African Americans in WW2
Spies and Secret Agents
Aircraft
Aircraft Carriers
Technology
World War II Glossary and Terms

Art History

Movements
Medieval
Renaissance
Baroque
Romanticism
Realism
Impressionism
Pointillism
Post-Impressionism
Symbolism
Cubism
Expressionism
Surrealism
Abstract
Pop Art
Ancient Art
Ancient Chinese Art
Ancient Egyptian Art
Ancient Greek Art
Ancient Roman Art
African Art
Native American Art

US History

World History

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