Saturday, May 5, 2018

Dean's Transcript ~ U.S. History I -- 9th Grade

This is part one of Dean's U.S. History for high school. He will continue with U.S. History II in the coming years.

Dean covered American History from the 1400's to the 1950's in this course. This was a survey course with lots of reading, worksheets, field trips and movies to illustrate historic events. Dean's interests led him to have a stronger concentration in the Colonial Period, the Roaring 20's and the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to the below listings, Dean did 49 reading comprehension history worksheets with a section of questions and answers at the end of each lesson. He completed 144 hours with a grade of (95) A.

Books Used ~
  • A Young People's History of The United States, Howard Zinn (He used about half of this book.)
  • Washington, DC, History for Kids:The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities
  • George Washington, Cheryl Harness
  • William Penn Liberty & Justice for All (Heroes of History), Janet & Geoff Benge 
  • Guns for George Washington, A Story of the American Revolution, Seymour Reit
  • George Eastmen & the Kodak Camera (Inventions and Discovery), Jennifer Fandel & Al Milgrom
  • The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Acitivites
  • George Washington Carver From Slave to Scientist (Heroes of History), Janet & Geoff Benge 
  • What Was the Gold Rush?, Joan Holub
  • Mathew Henson Artic Adventurer, Blake A. Hoena and Phil Miller
  • Levi Strauss & Blue Jeans (Inventions & Discovery), Nathan Olson & Dave Hoover
  • Irish Immigrants in America an Interactive History (You Choose Books), by Elizabeth Raum
  • Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?, Jean Fritz & Margot Tomes
  • Character in Destiny Inspiring Stories We Should All Remember, John McCain
  • What Was the Alamo?, Pam Pollack & Meg Belviso
Projects with Presentations ~ 
  • The Mexican American War
  • Civil Rights Unit Study
Games Played Many Times ~
  • Scrambled States of America
  • 10 Days in the U.S.A,
Shows and Movies
  • Great Cities of the World (only watched the shows on American Cities)
  • Hamilton's America
  • Hidden Figures
  • CNN Student News (daily)
  • Johnny Tremain
  • October Sky
  • The Greatest Showman
Field Trips ~ 

We have found that field trips give Dean an especially in-depth education. We had the opportunity to travel to NYC; Charlotte, North Carolina; Rochester, New York; Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; Montgomery, Alabama; and explore our own city of Asheville, NC during the duration of this course.
  • The Tenement Museum of New York City--The Shop Life Tour
  • Aviation Museum - Miracle on the Hudson exhibit, complete with actual plane from the accident ~ Charlotte, NC
  • Urban Trail of Asheville, NC ~ A walking tour through history of our own city
  • Thomas Wolfe Home and tour ~ Asheville, NC
  • Genesse Village Museum ~ Rochester, NY
  • Smith McDowell House ~ Christmas Tour ~ Asheville, NC
  • Biltmore House ~ Christmas Tour ~ Asheville, NC
  • Biltmore House ~ Titanic exhibit ~ Asheville, NC
  • Steamboat tour on the Mississippi River ~ New Orleans, LA
  • French Quarter and Garden District tour ~ New Orleans, LA
  • Cemetery ~ New Orleans, LA
  • Civil Rights Memorials and Rosa Parks Museum ~ Montgomery, AL
  • Memorials plus a Colonial and Pioneer Fort ~ Old Fort, North Carolina
Blessings, Dawn


  1. This is excellent and a help to me as I am now designing a course for Quentin. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Such interesting history! Your kids' transcripts are awesome!