How to Use This Course
From the discovery of the New World to the end of the American Revolution, let Dave Stotts take your family on a Drive Thru History. Join him as he takes you to the places where the nation was born, shares facts about history you have never heard, and has a great deal of fun along the way. Plus, enjoy a special set of worksheets available only on SchoolhouseTeachers.com!
Whether you use Drive Thru History: American History as a starting point for a year full of American history or as a fun supplemental resource, you’ll find a whole world of adventure waiting for you in these twelve thirty-minute episodes. Watch the videos, do the special set of worksheets we’ve created just for our members, and then move on to more American history here on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, or use this class on your “fun school” days or when you just need a change of pace. Either way, an unforgettable trip through history awaits!
Episode 1: The Discovery—Introduction, Christopher Columbus, the Khan-Polo Connection, Florence, Setting Sail in Spain, Amerigo Vespucci
Episode 2: The Pilgrims—Driving to Scrooby, The Separatists, The Pilgrims in Holland, The Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, The First Thanksgiving
Episode 3: Boston & Beginnings of Revolution—Boston’s Heritage, War Brewing, The Old North Church, Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights
Episode 4: George Whitefield, The Freedom Trail, Granary Burial Ground, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, USS Constitution
Episode 5: William Penn, Pennsbury Manor, Henry Muhlenberg, Christ Church, Jacob Duché, Betsy Ross
Episode 6: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ben Franklin, The Declaration House, Carpenter’s Hall, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall
Episode 7: Philadelphia, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Germantown, Benjamin Chew House, Fort Mifflin, Valley Forge
Episode 8: The Jamestown Colony, Pocahontas, Peter Muhlenberg, Colonial Williamsburg, The Battle of Yorktown
Episode 9: Mount Vernon, Slavery in Colonial America, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, Dolly Madison
Episode 10: Battle Hill, The Battle of Long Island, Hessian Huts, Morris Manson, Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Lombardi’s Pizzeria, Fort Washington
Episode 11: Wall Street, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Chapel, The Battle of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold, West Point
Episode 12: Crossing the Delaware, The Battle of Trenton, John Witherspoon, Princeton, Morristown, Battle of Monmouth