Our updated Harcourt curriculum focuses on the making of our nation, from early people to pre-Revolutionary times.
- Understanding geography helps you understand historical events
- Exploration led to new lands, ideas, religions and cultures
- Cultural differences and competition for land led to conflicts among different groups of people in the Americas
- The 13 English colonies were founded in different regions of North America and for different reasons
- Freedom was so important to the colonists that they were willing to suffer terrible hardships and years of war to win it
- The United States established a new government and grew larger as more people arrived and lands were acquired
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Throughout the chapter students will participate in whole group lessons, partner activities and cooperative learning experiences. It is VERY IMPORTANT for your child to review their notes EVERY night!!!