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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 1: "The United States: Past and Present"

This unit introduces the important ideas and concepts that will help your child appreciate the story of America. In Chapter 1, your child will investigate the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the United States. In Chapter 2, he or she will learn about geography in general and of America in particular. In Chapter 3, your child will explore how to understand and evaluate historical events.

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

Chapter 1 A Nation of Many Peoples

Chapter 2 This Land of Ours

Chapter 3 Clues to Our Past


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