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What Your Child Is Learning in Unit 4, "Growth and Development"

In the next few weeks, your child will learn about the changes that took place in California in the years following the gold rush. He or she will discover the energy and ingenuity of remarkable individuals responsible for building railroads and promoting agriculture. Your child will also learn about the thousands of immigrants who made California their new home in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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

Chapter 7 The Transcontinental Railroad

Chapter 8 Agriculture Advances

Chapter 9 A Mix of Cultures

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