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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 6: "A Nation in Conflict"

In this unit your child will discover how the United States developed into two regional societies and how important differences led to a civil war. He or she will see how slavery influenced all aspects of Southern culture, and how industrialization made the North different from the South. Your child will then learn of the efforts to defuse tensions between the two with political compromise, and how these efforts failed.

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

Chapter 16 Southern Society

Chapter 17 The Industrial North

Chapter 18 A Divided Nation


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