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What Your Child Is Learning in Unit 5 "Life in a Growing Nation"

In the next few weeks, your child will explore how a young United States expanded its borders and exercised influence in the community of nations. He or she will also examine life in America in the early 1800s. Your child will learn about frontier life, the experience of traveling the Oregon and California trails to the Far West, and how the expanding frontier affected Native Americans.

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

Chapter 13 Birth of a New Nation

Chapter 14 Moving West

Chapter 15 Settling the Far West

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