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From Sea to Shining Sea
Over the Mountains
Battling on Land and Sea
Across the Nation
In the South
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Into the Midwest
Across the Plains
Along the Trail
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Over the Mountains
Unit Two (13 Days)

What are the major history and science topic areas in the Over the Mountains unit?

The major history topic areas in the Over the Mountains unit are early explorations and pathways across the nation and the settlers and immigrants who entered the frontier.  Spotlight studies of Kentucky, The United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland are also included. The major science topics in this unit are mountains and the mountain ecosystem.

What are some highlights from this unit?

Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken"  Daniel Boone's journeys over the Wilderness Road, through the Cumberland Gap and into Boonesborough  History and culture of Appalachia  Mountains of the world  Experiments with mountain formation  Mountain art  American artist spotlight on George Caleb Bingham  Settlers and immigrants of the frontier  Eric Knight's heartwarming story - Lassie Come-Home  Elements of literature and literal/figurative language  Note-taking and Personal Reaction Writing  Building Big-Time Brownie Mountain  American folk songs and folk art  The ministry of John the Baptist as he points people to Christ  State Spotlight on Kentucky  Kentucky Hot Brown and Bluegrass Music  World Spotlight on the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and The Republic of Ireland  Map and almanac skills  London Fog Crayon Resist Art  Early miracles and ministry of Jesus  English literature, language, and dialects  Sip tea and munch on crumpets at High Tea  Create a model of Stonehenge  English arts, craftspeople, Celtic art and music  Reports on England  Mountains of the World folding project  Victorian Crackers  Plaid projects  Welsh Rarebit  Blarney Stone and crusty Irish soda bread  Irish lace project and shamrock printing!

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