The Northeast:
America’s Gateway to the World

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The lessons of this unit are built around a theme of movement: of glaciers, of rivers, of people, and of ideas. The Northeast connects the country to the rest of the world. 

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Table of Contents

1. Language Arts: No Gold on These Streets: Reading and writing about the immigrant experience in tenement housing

2. Social Studies: The Great Erie Canal: The building of the canal across New York State and its impact on movement of people and ideas

3. Science: In the Shadow of the Ice: How glaciers created the landscapes of the Northeast

4. Math: People Come and People Go: Population growth and decline in the Northeast

5. French: Petit Canada: French Canadian immigrants in New England towns

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