In my elementry school, (kindergarten through fifth grade) we didn't call it history. We had Social Studies, which covered history, geography, and some other random stuff like discrimination. I remember we studied colonialism and the revolutionary war quite exhastively. George Washington and the other Founding Fathers were a very popular topic. We must have done it every year. We also studied Abraham Lincoln, and a bit about the civil war. We studied discrimination, but it wasn't a very in-depth thing. (I remember it because the way the teachers decided to teach us about discrimination was by discriminating. All the desks were arranged in groups of five, and each group had to make a poster to enter in a contest. Two groups got all the markers and help they could want, but my group and another group got only one marker, and then they judged the posters by how colorful they were. I suppose it was an effective method, because I still remember it, but I was not at all happy at the time.)
Could you please tell me what American history is mostly studied in schools? I suspected that it might be:
War of Independence
but is there anything else, for example I studied the the working conditions of the Victorian poor very often from a very young age. Do you learn much about pre-colonisation history and are there any parts of history that are often repeatedly studied?
Thank you very much.