Our Early U.S. History Series takes students on a trip through the formative years of the U.S. They are the perfect complement to your existing social studies curriculum. Complete series includes: Native American Life - Introduce students to the life and culture of Native Americans. This program charts their development from hunters and gatherers to full-fledged farmers. Compares and contrasts daily life of different regional tribes. Colonial Settlements - This program vividly illustrates the hardships and triumphs of the first colonists. Students discover how the colonists survived during their initial years, the crops they learned to cultivate and the rules and laws they developed. Lifestyles in each of the different colonies are compared. Famous Explorers - Inspire students to become junior explorers as they learn about the impressions, discoveries and routes of the world?s most famous explorers. Covers such notables as Eric the Red, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan. Fight for Independence - Give students a first-hand look at why the colonists felt compelled to engage in a war with England for their independence. The program clearly illustrates the precipitants to the Revolutionary War and gets kids thinking about how they would have reacted. Slavery and Abolition - Chart the history of slavery from the arrival of slaves from Africa to the abolishment of slavery at the end of the Civil War. Students learn about courageous abolitionists and former slaves like Frederick Douglass who played historic roles at that time in our history.
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