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United States:
A Growing Nation (1865 - 1900)


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Make a Daily United States: A Growing Nation (1865 Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily United States: A Growing Nation (1865 Activity Lesson Plan Book



Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     First a Poem For Kids, Now a Pledge to the Flag (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     The Sooner State (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)


Transcontinental Railroad
Writing Prompts and Quiz
(includes questions on William "Boss" Tweed)
     Transcontinental Railroad (Grades 7-9) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
     Edit the Transcontinental Railroad (Grades 7-9) review quiz using edHelper's quiz editor tool

Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Railroads (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Jeb - Rails West (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Chiang - Rails East (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)

Reading Comprehensions
     The Transcontinental Railroad (Grades 5-7)
     Rails across America - The Beginning (Grades 7-9)
     Rails across America - CP Conquers the Mountains (Grades 7-9)
     Rails across America - UP in Indian Territory (Grades 7-9)
     Rails across America - UP Deals with Grasshoppers and Hell on Wheels (Grades 7-9)
     Rails across America - "Done!" The Last Spike (Grades 7-9)


Books
            The History of Labor Day (Grades 3-5)
            The AC/DC War (Grades 5-6)


A Growing Nation
Read and Color
            Children of the Frontier: Education

Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Native Americans (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Massacre at Wounded Knee (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Crazy Horse (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Settling the West (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     The Cattle Industry Grows (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     A Changing Workforce (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Children Go to Work (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Labor Unions (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Strikes Hit the Nation (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Ulysses S. Grant as President (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Thomas Edison (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Andrew Carnegie (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Battle of Little Bighorn (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Monopolies, Cartels, and Trusts (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)

Reading Comprehensions
     Pony Express (Grades 4-6)
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon (Grades 5-6)
     Boomtowns (Grades 5-7)
     Exodusters (Grades 5-7)
     Growing Wheat on the Great Plains (Grades 5-7)
     Chief Joseph Surrenders (Grades 5-7)
     Cable Cars (Grades 5-7)
     Mark Twain "Roughing It" (Grades 5-7)
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1 (Grades 6-8)
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2 (Grades 6-8)
     Prohibition in Kansas (Grades 6-8)
     The Chinese Exclusion Act (Grades 6-8)
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma (Grades 6-8)
     Helen Hunt Jackson Writes for the Native Americans (Grades 7-9)
     William "Boss" Tweed -- How to Make Money in Politics (Grades 9-12)
     William "Boss" Tweed -- Adventures in Justice (Grades 9-12)

Spanish: A Growing Nation
     Los "Exodistas" (grades 5-7)


Book Units
    The Josefina Story Quilt (Grades 1-3)
    Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story (Grades 1-4)
    Next Spring an Oriole (Grades 2-3)
    Night of the Full Moon (Grades 2-3)
    Sarah, Plain and Tall (Grades 2-4)
    The Long Way to a New Land (Grades 2-4)
    The Little House on the Prairie (Grades 2-5)
    Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10) (Grades 3-4)
    Little House in the Big Woods (Grades 3-5)
    Daily Life in a Covered Wagon (Grades 3-6)
    The Great Turkey Walk (Grades 3-6)
    Mr. Tucket (Grades 3-7)
    Bonanza Girl (Grades 4-6)
    Farmer Boy (Grades 4-6)
    Worth (Grades 4-6)
    Sing Down the Moon (Grades 4-7)
    Moby Dick (Great Illustrated Classics) (Grades 4-8)
    Old Yeller (Grades 5-6)
    Call of the Wild (Grades 6-9)
    The Borning Room (Grades 6-12)
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Grades 8-12)
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Grades 9-12)
    My Antonia (Grades 9-12)
    The Story of My Life (Grades 9-12)


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