Drive-Thru History: American History on SchoolhouseTeachers.com

As the end of the school year is fast approaching, it’s time to start looking back to see what curriculum we felt helped us the most throughout this year. We of our most used resources without a doubt this year has been SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  

This year in history we studied American History and Drive-Thru History: America History has been one of our favorite resources from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  Several times throughout the year, we joined Dave Stotts as he showed us first-hand some of the places where our founding fathers risked their lives to shape this great nation.

On SchoolhouseTeachers.com you’ll find all twelve-episodes of Drive Thru History: American History, along with a downloadable worksheet for each.  The worksheets are completely optional, but I found them to be a great way to review what we learned.  The worksheets have a short question/answer section as well as an essay questions area.  They have also included an answer sheet for the teacher as well, which is always appreciated.

In episodes 1 thru 6, Dave Stotts drives through Italy, Spain, England and Holland tracking down the story of Christopher and America’s Pilgrims. Then we head to Boston, Lexington and Concord to see the historic beginnings of the Revolutionary War. If that wasn’t enough, in episodes 7-12 we headed to visit the site of the Jamestown colony, tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation, and even joined Dave as he reenacted the crossing of the Delaware.

Episode 1:
The Discovery, Christopher Columbus, the Khan-Polo Connection, Florence, Setting Sail in Spain

Episode 2:
The Pilgrims, The Separatists, The Pilgrims in Holland, The Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, First Thanksgiving

Episode 3:
Boston & Beginnings of Revolution, War Brewing, Old North Church, Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill

Episode 4:
George Whitefield, The Freedom Trail, Granary Burial Ground, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, USS Constitution

Episode 5:
William Penn, Pennsbury Manor, Henry Muhlenberg, Christ Church, Jacob Duché, Betsy Ross

Episode 6:
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ben Franklin, The Declaration House, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall

Episode 7:
Philadelphia, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Germantown, Benjamin Chew House, Fort Mifflin, Valley Forge

Episode 8:
The Jamestown Colony, Pocahontas, Peter Muhlenberg, Colonial Williamsburg, The Battle of Yorktown

Episode 9:
Mount Vernon, Slavery in Colonial America, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Montpelier, Dolly Madison

Episode 10:
Battle Hill, The Battle of Long Island, Morris Manson, Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Lombardi’s Pizzeria

Episode 11:
Wall Street, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Chapel, The Battle of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold, West Point

Episode 12:
Crossing the Delaware, The Battle of Trenton, John Witherspoon, Princeton, Morristown, Battle of Monmouth

What’s incrediable about this, is that this series is included for FREE as part of our SchoolhouseTeachers.com subscription, and right now SchoolhouseTeachers.com is having a spring sale going on in celebration of just doubling in size on what’s offered.  Now thru May 31, 2017, you can get a SchoolhouseTeachers.com subscription for only $99 a year, instead of paying $179, by entering the code SPRINGSAVINGS at checkout!!  That’s a pretty awesome deal considering not only do you get over 300 classes at your fingertips, but also a media library as well as World Book online! 

Samantha

Samantha has been blogging for over 8 years and is a wife and homeschool mom of 4 from North Carolina.

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