Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Across the Centuries

What Your Child is Learning in Unit 1, "Links to the Ancient World"

This unit explores how very differently we see the world today from how people in the past saw it. As societies come into contact with one another, they spread technology and ideas, and seem less distant from each other. By studying the Roman Empire and the Persian, Indian, and Chinese cultures, your child will learn how these peoples' contacts changed each other. He or she will also see how everyday items from the past tell us about the people who used them--and how their lives are connected to our lives today.

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

Chapter 1 A Changing World View

Chapter 2 Empires of the Ancient World


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