Establishing America: 1789 - 1850 Lesson Plans

During the 2010-2011 school year, project participants learned about the growth of early America and practiced a variety of research-based instructional strategies. Following the spring session, teachers created individual lesson plans using historical content and best practices learned throughout the year.

Chad Adkins

Traveling the Santa Fe
and Oregon Trails

Thomas Angelo

Turning Points of the Civil War

Jon Bauer

Split Decision: Slavery Compromises
of the 1800s

Tyson Bauerle

Indian Removal Debate


Phil Berndt

Bill of RIghts vs. Checks
and Balances    

Karen Blasi

Revolutionary Heart: Reading
Books in a Jiffy

Jackie Bohnenblust

Perspectives in US History


Kathy Bollenbach

"Unintended Consequences:" Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

Kaye Christensen

Why is the Constitution Such a Big Deal?

Daniel Dawson

The Ups and Downs to Making America

Andrea Dolezal

Bringing Slavery to Life

Lori Drouhard


Barbara Fowler

Female Workers and Life in Lowell

Jeff Friesen
The Oregon Trail

Kris Hagans

The Bully of the Plains


Max Heinlein

Technological Development of the Industrial Revolution

Keil Hileman

Slavery & the Underground Railroad

Leslie Klug
Voices of Slavery in Colonial America


Mary Smith

Adding Fuel to the Fire

Jody Lubbers
Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

Mike Meyer

The African American Soldier During the American Civil War

Stacey Noordhoek
Kansas History and Orphan Trains


Deb O'Brien
Origins of the American Constitution

Sister Joseph Mary O'Brien
Origins of the Civil War

Sharon Quinn

Introduction to the Industrial Revolution

Michael Sabala

Civil War Photo Story

Mark Schmidt

A House Divided

Jim Scott

Family History Project

Mike Self

Emancipation Proclamation

Michael Skaggs

This Invention Really Is Important

Troy Smith

Analyzing & Discussing the Constitution Through Cooperative Learning

Jill Weber

Conflicting Views of the Indian Removal Act


Diane Weiss-Rhodes

Native American & US Government Land Tensions

Bill Woodward

Mexican - American War