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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 5, "The Foundation of Western Ideas"

In next unit your child will learn about the origin and development of Christianity and Judaism and how each has shaped history. He or she will also explore the origin of democracy with the ancient Greeks, and discover the accomplishments of the Greeks in politics, architecture, and military development during the Golden Age in Greece.

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

Chapter 10 The Ancient Israelites

Chapter 11 The Ancient Greeks
Chapter 12 Classical Greece


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