U.S. History I: Teacher’s Guide

This guide is sure to be your most trusted ally this high school year! It has 35 weeks of ‘open and go’ 4-day plans that are each shown on a 2-page spread. U.S. History I is written with the busy homeschool student in mind, so each week of plans takes only 4 days, leaving the 5th day free for students to pursue individual interests. Daily plans take about 6 ½ hours. Following the plans as written will allow your student to earn 6 ½ total credits for this year of study. This guide is ideally targeted for students in grade 11, but students in grade 12 may use it by adjusting the 3R’s and science as needed.

The U.S. History I guide includes the following 6 ½ high school credits:

  • U.S. History I (1 full-year credit)
  • Government/Civics (½ credit)
  • Bible: New Testament Survey (1 full-year credit)
  • Foreign Language: Spanish II (½ credit)
  • Constitutional Literacy (½ credit)
  • English III: American Literature (composed of ½ credit of Literature and ½ credit of Composition/Grammar = 1 full-year credit)
  • Science: Chemistry with Lab (1 full-year credit)
  • Suggested Math: Algebra II or Geometry (1 full-year credit)


Total Credits Earned: 6 ½ Credits

You can view the “Scope and Sequence” chart for all high school credits here.

Note: It is important to consult your state laws for specific requirements for credit and to be aware of the entrance requirements for any college or university your student plans to attend. For students in states that require a full credit in Government or Civics, the ½ credit in the “Constitutional Literacy” course combines with the ½ credit in the “Government” course to earn one full credit in Government or Civics.

Each day of plans addresses both academic and spiritual needs, making sure not to neglect either area. Plans set forth clear guidance in what to expect of your high school student each day and are written with a balanced approach to learning. The guide uses narrative books as the core of the student’s education to cover needed academics in a living, engaging manner. The design and layout of the guide provides clear direction in calculating grades, counting credits, and recording courses for transcript purposes. The guide also includes course descriptions.

You can view the daily format here.

You can view the course descriptions here.

You can view the guide introduction here.

You can view the first week of plans here.