What are the major history and science topic areas in the In the South unit?
The major history topic areas in the In the South unit are American history and culture in the early 1800's with a focus on the South, Sectionalism, spotlight
state studies of Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and a presidential spotlight study of John Quincy Adams. The major science topic in this unit is a study of water and its properties.
What are some highlights from this unit?
Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski - the story of a struggling strawberry farming family in the
backwoods of Florida • Sunshine State of Florida • Smooth and tangy Florida Orange Butter cooking project • Mini-storytelling unit • Splish and splash through a study of
water • Water experiments and activities • Water World project • Bubble Art! • American folk songs of Stephen Foster, Country, and Sacred Harp Music • Seminole
Indians and Chief Osceola • George Catlin's paintings of Osceola • Southern Life - plantations and slaves • Southern Cracklin' Bread • Sticky taffy
pull • Sectionalism and division between the North and the South • Hopes and promises to remain united as a nation • Noah Webster's life and work with dictionary and encyclopedia
skills • Indulge in rich, chocolaty Mississippi Mud in a study of Mississippi • Alabama, "The Heart of Dixie," from the beaches, bayous, and swamps to the Appalachian Highlands and
caverns • Alabama creamy grits with garlic and cheese • Election of 1824 • Play chess with John Quincy Adams as you learn about his life and presidency