The Flow of History
 
 

Annual Themes


Themes help to organize the big ideas of history into smaller units of narrative, analysis, and interpretation. The Flow of History is following the themes and eras specified by the National Assessment of Educational Progress to establish annual topics for educator professional development. Themes and Topics on this Website:

Change and continuity in American democracy: ideas, institutions, events, key figures, and controversies

    Topics:
    Early 19th Century Reform
    The Civil War
    Reconstruction and the Great Migration
    The Progressive Era
    The Civil Rights Movement

The gathering and interactions of peoples, cultures, and ideas

    Topics:
    Colonial Settlement
    Immigration 1875-1920
    The Westward Movement

Economic and technological changes and their relation to society, ideas, and the environment

    Topic: The Industrial Revolution

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