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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 7: "Finding America's Future"

In the next few weeks, your child will learn how America changed after the Civil War as people moved from the farms to large cities. He or she will study the growth of railroads and the steel industry and examine their impact on the lives of workers. Your child will also examine the effects of settling the Great Plains, and the arrival of millions of immigrants.

Activities You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child's Learning

Chapter 19 Life in a Changing America

Chapter 20 Keeping America's Promise

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