Core Knowledge is pleased to bring its popular CKHG curriculum to grades 7–8!

The latest program, “A History of the United States,” provides an overview of four hundred years of American history. It is comprised of the following materials:

One Teacher Guide

The Teacher Guide is divided into two parts.

Chapter 2—from Part 2—of the Teacher Guide

This section of the Teacher Guide begins on page 16.

Each chapter represents a topic in early American history. Take a moment and review what content is explored in chapters 1–9.

Volume 1 Table of Contents

This section of the Teacher Guide begins on page 141.

Each chapter represents a topic in modern American history. Take a moment and review what content is explored in chapters 1–8.

Volume 2 Table of Contents

Two Student Readers

Volume 1: Precolonial to the 1800s
Volume 2: Late 1800s to the 2000s
  • Volume 1 corresponds with Part 1 of the Teacher Guide
  • Volume 2 corresponds with Part 2 of the Teacher Guide

Two Online Resources

The Online Resources include planning tools (e.g., pacing guides) and additional activities.

Program Features

The Teacher Guide contains core instructional elements, such as the daily check for understanding, additional activities, and assessments. In addition, there are a number of new learning features that offer students multi-layered opportunities to explore the content.

The Student Readers afford colorful, illustrative pages, informative and exciting text, and engaging new features including research, discussion, and writing opportunities.

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Implementation Options

The are multiple ways you can implement “A History of the United States.” Click on the button below to learn about the different options.

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