Free History Lessons: Stories of Great Americans

Free History Studies: Stories of Great Americans

Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston is a wonderful introduction to history for the early reader using short anecdotal biographies of famous American explorers, inventors, scientists, and statesmen.

There are 33 weeks of lessons — enough for a standard school year with a little wiggle room for holidays and other activities.

We covered one individual per week, rounding out the studies with additional information, suggestions, helps for Mom, and notebooking resources.

You’ll find free download options for the text in the Introduction.

  1. John Winthrop
  2. Jacques Marquette
  3. William Penn
  4. Thomas Smith & Rice
  5. Eliza Lucas & Indigo
  6. Benjamin Franklin {Part 1}
  7. Benjamin Franklin {Part 2}
  8. John Stark & the Indians
  9. Anthony Benezet
  10. Israel Putnam
  11. George Washington and the Cherry Tree
  12. Benjamin West
  13. George Washington
  14. Francis Marion
  15. George Rogers Clark
  16. Daniel Boone
  17. Stephen Decatur & the Pirates
  18. Thomas Jefferson
  19. Lewis and Clark
  20. Robert Fulton
  21. Washington Irving
  22. Captain James Lawrence
  23. The Star-Spangled Banner
  24. John James Audubon
  25. Four Authors
  26. Daniel Webster
  27. Charles Goodyear
  28. Elisha Kane & the Arctic
  29. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  30. Kit Carson
  31. Horace Greeley
  32. Dorothea Lynde Dix
  33. Louisa May Alcott