We will continue our journey through US History by quickly visiting the Revolutionary War and watching a new nation struggle to emerge. Learn about mountain men and the gold rush, the pony express and our first railroads. But not everything is great in a new nation. We will also explore slavery, the terrible Civil War, and the assassination of a president. Speaking of presidents.... let's memorize them too! Geography will be incorporated.
Each student will need to purchase A History of Us by Joy Hakim, volumes 5 and 6, (possibly 7 if we can move that fast) Usually available used for less than $5. Bring book 3-ring binder, paper and pen to each class.