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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 3, "Settling the Land"

In this unit your child will focus on the history of our nation and how settlers used the land to build farms, towns, and cities. He or she will discover how some settlers grew food with the help of Native Americans and learn how other settlers traveled over mountains, prairies, and deserts to the West. Your child will also come to see how Abilene, Kansas grew because of cattle brought there to be shipped, and how Leadville, Colorado grew because of silver mining.

Activities You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child's Learning

Chapter 7 Settling the Northeast

Chapter 8 Beyond the Appalachians


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