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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 1, "A Land of Promise"

In this unit your child will be reviewing some of the earliest events in United States history. Explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Hernado de Soto will be discussed, as well as the European settlers who followed them, and the Native Americans who dealt with both groups. Your child will also review the fight for American independence, and the effect of the Revolutionary War on those who did not fight. There is also a special feature on pluralism which will help your child see how being a diverse society has challenged Americans.

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

Chapter 1 Reviewing Exploration and Settlement

Chapter 2 Reviewing the American Revolution

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