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Growing Tensions
Unit Seven (18 Days)

What are the major history and science topic areas in the Growing Tensions unit?

The major history topic areas in the Growing Tensions unit are Pre-Civil War America, People and Stories of Slavery and Native American life and tensions, State Spotlights on Indiana and Illinois, and Presidential Spotlights on Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison. The major science topic in this unit is a study of the Nervous System.

What are some highlights from this unit?

A Gathering of Days, by Joan W. Blos - a diary of daily life in Pre-Civil War New England  Journaling  Visit Indiana, the Crossroads of America  Parts and functions of the Nervous System  Experiments and activities on the nervous system in "Wrinkles," "Two Things at Once," "Balancing Act," "Touch Mystery," "Emotion Motions," "Scratch that Itch," "Brain Challenge," and "Taste Detectives"  Neurons paint blowing project  Slavery in America project  Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Beecher Stowe  Travel the Underground Railroad  Quilting patterns, hidden meanings, and secret pathways  Popular sovereignty, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott Case, and John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry  Legacy of African-American slave culture, songs, oral tradition, and soul food  Riddles  Study Illinois, Land of Lincoln  Build models and sketch the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright  Explore Native American sign language, pictographs  Feathers Project of Native American highlights in American History  Indian Branch Weaving Project  Texture Collage  Native American music  Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison  Elections of 1836 and 1840  Delight in more of the parables and miracles of Jesus  Learn about Jesus' power and our faith in the storms of life, and come to know Jesus, the Christ – the Son of the Living God in a personal way!

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