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In the South
Unit Five(13 Days)

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
 

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