What are the major history and science topic areas in the From Sea to Shining Sea unit?
The major history topic areas in the Life in the Colonies unit are the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the life and presidency of Thomas Jefferson, and a spotlight
study of France, Washington, D.C., and Ohio. The major science topic area in this unit is Rivers and the River Ecosystem.
What are some highlights from this unit?
Pathways of Jesus in the gospel accounts of His life and ministry Vocabulary from literature context and Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes, and
roots Scott O'Dell's novel of Sacagawea, Streams to the River, River to the Sea Book Reports Literature discussions, spelling rules, and content area spelling
words Intermediate grammar concepts and using the thesaurus and dictionary Trail Mix History and events of the Westward Movement Rivers of the world and the science of
rivers Native American Face Painting Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark, and Sacagawea Portable Soup Nature Journals Historical Timeline Mini
Time-Line Roll-Up Project Life and presidency of Thomas Jefferson Comprehensive notebooks on Presidents, States, World, and Native Americans Campaign Button Project and the
Elections of 1800, 1804, and 1808 Locusts and Honey in the wilderness Spotlight on France – history, culture, geography, government, and economy French
words Rivers Game Miniature model of the Eiffel Tower French art and music French holidays with April Fish and miniature Buche de Noel Logs Spotlights on
Hector Berlioz and Georges Bizet, Eugθne Delacroix and Jean Franηois Millet Romantic Era ideals, themes, and program music Introduction to French Impressionism Delicious French
croque monsieur, chocolate mousse, and crθme brϋlιe Poetry about France Trappers, traders, and mountain men River activities and experiments - Walkin' on Water, Pollution in a
Container, and Catchin' the Wave Jell-o Spotlight on Washington, D.C. – its history, geography, government, and culture Tour of Washington, D.C. Project Spotlight on
Ohio, former Gateway to the West Map skills Cincinnati Chili and Buckeyes Celebrate River Fest with games, activities, food, decorations, and entertainment - Flopping Fish, The Amazing
River Race, River Fear Factor, River Rescue, Raging River Scavenger Hunt, Floating Logs, Steamboat Sticks, and River Punch!