Lesson Plans

Out of Many: A History of the American People

by Faragher, Buhle, Czitrom, and Armitage
©2000 by Prentice Hall

The purpose of the following Focus Lessons for Out of Many is to assist you in planning your daily lessons by highlighting important ideas and concepts in each chapter as well as the relevant sections in the program's ancillaries. The Focus Lessons, written by an experienced AP* teacher, suggest strategies for assessing how well your students understand the important points in each chapter and also provide test-taking tips that will help your students prepare for and take the AP* United States History test successfully.

Chapter Focus Lessons
by Cyndy Fairchild
Arlington Independent School District
Arlington, Texas

AP* Test-Taking Techniques

Focus Lesson 1: Chapter 1: "A Continent of Villages, to 1500"
Chapter 2: "When Worlds Collide, 1492–1590"
Chapter 3: "Planting Colonies in North America, 1588–1701"
Focus Lesson 2: Chapter 4: "Slavery and Empire, 1441–1770"
Focus Lesson 3: Chapter 5: "The Culture of Colonial North America, 1700–1780"
Focus Lesson 4: Chapter 6: "From Empire to Independence, 1750–1776"
Focus Lesson 5: Chapter 7: "The Creation of the United States, 1776–1786"
Focus Lesson 6: Chapter 8: "The United States of North America, 1786–1800"
Focus Lesson 7: Chapter 9: "An Agrarian Republic, 1790–1824"
Focus Lesson 8: Chapter 10: "The Growth of Democracy, 1824–1840"
Focus Lesson 9: Chapter 11: "The South and Slavery, 1790s–1850s"
Chapter 12: "Industry and the North, 1790s–1840s"
Focus Lesson 10: Chapter 13: "Coming to Terms with the New Age, 1820s–1850s"
Focus Lesson 11: Chapter 14: "Territorial Expansion, 1830s–1850s"
Focus Lesson 12: Chapter 15: "The Coming Crisis, 1850s"
Focus Lesson 13: Chapter 16: "The Civil War, 1861–1865"
Focus Lesson 14: Chapter 17: "Reconstruction, 1863–1877"
Focus Lesson 15: Chapter 18: "Conquest and Survival: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1860–1900"
Focus Lesson 16: Chapter 19: "The Incorporation of America, 1865–1900"
Focus Lesson 17: Chapter 20: "Commonwealth and Empire, 1870–1900"
Focus Lesson 18: Chapter 21: "Urban America and the Progressive Era, 1900–1917"
Focus Lesson 19: Chapter 22: "World War I, 1914–1920"
Focus Lesson 20: Chapter 23: "The Twenties, 1920–1929"
Focus Lesson 21: Chapter 24: "The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1940"
Focus Lesson 22: Chapter 25: "World War II, 1941–1945"
Focus Lesson 23: Chapter 26: "The Cold War, 1945–1952"
Chapter 27: "America at Midcentury, 1952–1963"
Focus Lesson 24: Chapter 28: "The Civil Rights Movement, 1945–1966"
Chapter 29: "War Abroad, War at Home, 1965–1974"
Focus Lesson 25: Chapter 30: "The Overextended Society, 1974–1980"
Chapter 31: "The Conservative Ascendancy Since 1980"