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American History

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Foster a love of history as your student discovers the principles of our country’s founding. American History is filled with exciting stories told from a Christian worldview. The first course in a four-year study from Dave Raymond that spans Antiquity to Christendom, then America’s founding through Modernity. If you’re looking for a great start to a comprehensive four year history program, this is it. Recommended for high school students age 13+ (see below).


Master storyteller Dave Raymond delivers a dynamic history of the United States in this popular installment of his four-year history series. He applies a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious beliefs of the nation. His American history homeschool curriculum has transformed thousands of Middle School and High School students. Yours can be next.

American History is a one-year homeschool curriculum that consists of:

  • 130 videos (5 lectures per lesson, ~15 min ea)
  • 4 projects
  • Year-long Portfolio
  • Student Reader based on original sources
  • Teacher’s Guide with Scope & Sequence
  • Weekly Exams

Credit: One High School History/Social Studies

Click on the FAQ tab for a complete breakdown of hours spent per area to qualify for high school credit.
Please be aware of some brief artistic nudity in some of the historical artwork that is presented in the course.

License: This product is licensed per family.  For group or coop usage, each family will need to purchase a subscription.

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  1. Orientation (1:03:48)
  2. The Banner of the Sun: Meso-America (1:03:41)
  3. Brave New World: The Early Explorers (53:27)
  4. The Colossus of Empire: The Colonies (52:11)
  5. Stability and Change: The Reformational Colonies (52:28)
  6. A City Upon a Hill: The Puritans (1:05:21)
  7. A Foreign War at Home: Wars of Control (47:56)
  8. Grace, the Founder of Liberty: The Great Awakening (1:05:00)
  9. Fathers of Independence: Adams, Franklin, Witherspoon, and Henry (56:15)
  10. Liberty or Death: The Declaration of Independence (1:03:25)
  11. Awesome Providence I: The War of Independence (51:07)
  12. Awesome Providence II: The War of Independence (54:04)
  13. A More Perfect Union: The Constitution (48:14)
  14. Federal Headship: George Washington (53:19)
  15. How Good and Pleasant It Is: Adams and Jefferson (1:04:05)
  16. Manifest Destiny: Settlers, Explorers, and War (59:56)
  17. Word and Deed: JQ Adams and Andrew Jackson (46:50)
  18. The Original United Nations: The Expansion of the Early US (58:28)
  19. Idols of Mercy: Revival, Counterfeits, and Art (58:20)
  20. A House Divided I: The Age of Compromise and Divided Cultures (51:33)
  21. A House Divided II: Lincoln and Secession (1:12:25)
  22. The Second War for Independence: The War Between the States (51:44)
  23. Brother Against Brother: The War Between the States (57:51)
  24. The Lost Cause: Reconstruction (56:44)
  25. A New Normal: The West, Immigration, and Robber Barons (1:06:08)
  26. Theology as Biography: Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington (58:59)

Sample Lessons

Student Reader Sample

Read a Sample From the Student Reader


Calculating High School Credit for History:

HSLDA recommends spending approximately 150 hours on a subject to qualify for high school credit.  This is how Dave Raymond’s classes generally break down to achieve that credit.  Some students will spend more time in some areas and some will spend less, but there is clearly enough different types of work to qualify for full high school credit:

* The reader includes over 300 pages of original historical materials.  It increases in length as the year progresses.  For example, Lessons in the first semester comprise approximately 140 pages while those in the second comprise approximately 200 pages.  If additional reading is desired for older students, we include recommendations for that.
**If a parent desires to do two or more thesis papers for older students, that is perfectly acceptable and will only increase the amount of time spent in the class.


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