http://www.nchs.ucla.edu/Standards/us-history-content-standards

I will set the stage with creation stories and highlights from colonial times that led to the American Revolution.

Then, we will work on Eras 3, 4, 5, and 6. This timeline includes the American Revolution and the New Nation, Expansion and Reform, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the Industrial Revolution.

We will incorporate the Historical Thinking Standards as we strive to meet the content standards for the eras we study.
http://www.nchs.ucla.edu/Standards/historical-thinking-standards-1