Unit 1: Our Land and Early History

Unit Almanac—Connect to Today

United States Geography
Vocabulary Preview Reading Strategy: Predict and Infer
Lesson 1 Core The Land and Its Resources
Extend Economics—Making a Better Bike
Map and Globe SkillReview Map Skills
Lesson 2 Core Regions of the United States
Extend Geography—Earthquake Regions
Lesson 3 Core People and the Environment
Extend Geography—Okefenokee Ecosystem
Chapter 1 Review

 

Exploration and Settlement
Vocabulary Preview Reading Strategy: Summarize
Lesson 1 Core First Americans
Extend Geography—American Indian Shelters
Lesson 2 Core Europeans in America
Extend Literature—"Juan Ponce De León," by Jean Fritz
Lesson 3 Core New Settlements
Extend Biographies—European Explorers
Lesson 4 Core English Colonies
Extend History—Slavery's Past
Chart and Graph SkillMake a Timeline
Chapter 2 Review
Unit 1 Review: Current Events Project
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