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Paths of Settlement is the second step in the Trail Guide to Learning series. Learn about the settling of our nation as examined through the lives of leaders who made a difference by standing for their beliefs and making a way for us as a nation.
Blazing a trail was the first step in the Paths of Exploration, building a foundation for growth and government is next. The six units in Paths of Settlement will take you from the tumultuous time before the Revolutionary War, all the way through the Civil War, and up to the turn of the century. Learn about the accomplishments of great Americans whose actions teach us the principles of freedom and citizenship—founding and expanding our country, strengthening us in times of war and binding us together in times of struggle.
Primary science focus involves earth science (geology, weather, land forms, climate) and the impact of these factors on settlement. Basic economics and international relationships are also addressed. Activities in Paths of Settlement—such as period crafts, cooking, watercolor painting, state studies, and making a wind gauge—enhance and solidify subjects learned. While specifically designed for fourth through sixth graders, this book can easily be adapted for third graders. A Middle School Extension is also available to include older students learning related content on a more challenging level.
Click here to view the Table of Contents and a sample lesson from Paths of Settlement.
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