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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 8: "Europe: 1600-1789"

In this unit, your child will learn about dramatic changes in European politics in the 1600s and 1700s and how Europeans began to establish colonies around the world. He or she will see changes in technology which greatly increased the production of food and other goods, and explore changes in thought, known as the Enlightenment, which led to greater emphasis on the rights of the individual. Lastly, your child will study the two revolutions -- the American and the French -- which set the stage for the modern world.

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

Chapter 17 European Rule and Expansion

Chapter 18 The Enlightenment


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