U.S. History Interactive High School Curriculum

History is more than the story of past events—it’s the chronicle of people, their decisions, emotions, and viewpoints. Our award-winning U.S. History Interactive brings a modern lens to history, based on the C3 Framework. Students explore history from multiple perspectives and gain valuable inquiry skills for college, careers, and civic responsibility.


Modern U.S. History Curricula

U.S. History Interactive renders key historical moments relevant to 21st Century students through multiple perspectives; engaging primary sources, background reading, and immersion-based activities.


Empower students to see themselves and their world through past historical chapters.

Resources like Hook & Inspire Connections to Today, Quest Inquires, Project Imagine’s immersive activities, and multimedia teacher resource libraries help create connections to today’s issues and events.


Support all learners with differentiated resources and strategies.

U.S. History Interactive features built-in resources to assist all students with challenging content. Savvas Realize Reader eTexts embed read-aloud audio and leveled lesson summaries The Teacher Edition offers scaffolding tools like ELL support and differentiated instructional resources.


Contextualize Learning with Immersive Activities.

Available through the digital U.S. Interactive program, Project Imagine’s unique primary sources and immersive activities  build contextual knowledge and socio-emotional understanding.


Continually updated digital content and activities boost student engagement.

U.S. History Interactive helps students continually make connections to real-world, compelling topics. Through immersive activities like role-plays, 360-degree virtual walks, and investigative Quest topic assignments to begin units, students can experience key points in history through the eyes of the people who lived it.

Modern U.S. History Curricula

  • Connections to Today
  • Differentiated Content
  • Animate History
Connect students’ modern lives to relevant lessons and open essential questions drawn from historical stories.
  • Spark inquiry

    Spark inquiry for students with an Essential Question for each topic.

  • Make history personal
    Make history personal with My Story Video for students, available on Realize.
  • Connect your lessons
    Access premium Listenwise® current events for every topic and get new podcasts every day.
  • Cultivate civic responsibility
    Cultivate civic responsibility. At the end of every topic, students Take Action on what they’ve learned.
  • Connect the past to the present
    Go online to access Hook & Inspire! Connections to Today, designed to connect the past and the present via pop culture, media, music, films, and more.
Differentiated Content and Instruction Resources to reach all your students.
  • Magazine-style print Student Edition

    The magazine-style print Student Edition won’t overwhelm students. It comes to life in the Realize Reader™ eText, with digital highlighting and annotation tools.

  • Easy-to-read highlights

    The lesson summaries (available in Spanish and English) with audio are easy-to-read highlights for students to review or preview content.

  • Leveled lesson summaries

    For struggling readers, the leveled lesson summary (available in Spanish and English) is written two reading levels below. You can also access the leveled lesson summary.

  • Assess student learning

    Assess student learning with a lesson quiz that provides remediation suggestions for students. 

  • Easily searchable digital resources

    Savvas Realize® offers a treasure trove of additional, easily searchable digital resources to customize your lessons and create multi-media assignment playlists. Choose from graphic organizers, supreme court cases, primary sources, biographies, atlases, and more.

Rich primary sources, inquiry-based lessons, and immersive activities animate history for students.
  • Supports the C3 Framework
    Each topic helps to foster curiosity by opening  with a Quest Topic Inquiry that uses primary sources and supports the C3 Framework. Quest activities include whole-class discussions, document-based writing assessments, and project-based learning. 
  • Close reading strategies

    A Primary Source and Reading Guide workbook includes close reading strategies for both the textbook and primary sources.

  • Comparing Viewpoints
    Comparing Viewpoints pairs primary sources together around one event. 
  • Project Imagine® immersive activities

    Project Imagine® immersive activities enable students to take on the role of a person in history and experience how historical events affect ordinary people’s lives.


New Digital Technologies for K-12 Ecosystem

Engaging content and time-saving classroom management tools come together in the teacher-friendly Savvas Realize LMS, included with your program.

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Savvas Realize® brings our award-winning content to life in an exciting digital experience that students love.  For teachers and admins,  it includes valuable classroom-management tools like auto-rostering, single-sign-on, and available integrations with many top K-12 LMSs.

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A next-generation learning solution that provides an all-inclusive, one-year digital license to our most popular Math, Literacy, Science, and Social Studies national K–12 programs.

Educator Testimonial

"U.S./World History Interactive had all of that and even more. From the resources to the support team, our experience with Savvas and its U..S/World History Interactive program has been exceptional all around."

— Danielle Dickinson, senior lead educator for 9-12 ELA and social studies curriculum, Camden (New Jersey) City School District

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U.S. History Interactive Program Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the U.S. History Interactive program?
    U.S. History Interactive for grades 9-12 is a print and digital student-centered program with robust teacher support. They focus on engaging students by connecting historic content to students’ lives today, a foundation of inquiry-based learning, engaging digital activities, and more.
  • What is available to purchase?

    The program is made up of the following components:

    • Student Edition (digital or print) features a magazine-style layout to increase readability with a 50/50 text-to-visual balance. The digital student edition has embedded leveled lesson summaries to meet the needs of all students.
    • Teacher’s Edition (digital or print) includes wrap-around pages that provide direct instruction and teaching suggestions to engage students. Planning pages for each topic and lesson make implementation and pacing easy for teachers. Also includes Active Classroom Strategies and ELL/SEL support.
    • Interactive Digital Courses, hosted on Savvas Realize™, include robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments.
    • Primary Source and Reading Guide Workbook (in print or digital) contains multiple primary sources per topic for additional analysis, as well as worksheets for each lesson designed to help students’ reading comprehension.
  • Is the U.S. History Interactive program inquiry based?
    U.S. History Interactive is built on the C3 Framework for inquiry in social studies. Each topic and lesson follows the Connect-Investigate-Synthesize-Demonstrate learning model. Each topic also contains a Quest Topic Inquiry assignment, featuring project-based assessment such as civic discussion, document-based writing, or a team project.
  • What differentiation support is available in the U.S. History Interactive program?
    The program contains lesson summaries in English and Spanish at two different reading levels. The Realize Reader eText contains a leveled lesson summary with audio at point of use within each lesson. Topic Tests are also delivered at three different levels. In addition, teachers can assign short lesson-flipped video summaries to visual and auditory learners.
  • How do I sign up for a digital demo of either U.S. History Interactive or World History Interactive?
    Click here to sign up for a demo.