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Paths of Settlement Packages


Paths of Settlement Complete Package is the second step on the Trail Guide to Learning. Key events studied include the Colonial Period, the Revolutionary War, the war of 1812, the Civil War, and Westward Expansion. Learn about the accomplishments of great Americans such as George Washington and Patrick Henry who built upon the trial blazed by brave explorers. Their actions teach us the principles of freedom and citizenship - founding and expanding our country, strengthening us in times of war and binding us together in times of struggle. This full one-year course is targeted for grades 4-6, but the lessons can be easily adapted for 3rd and 7th grades as well.

The complete package is comprised of all of the books that are needed for the curriculum. There are a few required books that contain Christian content and these are not approved for government funding. For the purpose of enabling families who use government funding to purchase curriculum, we have pulled these books out of our "Complete Bundle" and created government "Funded" and "Non-Funded" bundles that make up the whole package.

If you are using government funding to purchase your curriculum, you will need to select the "Funded" bundle and purchase the "Non-Funded" bundle separately with your personal funds.

A Middle School supplement that provides higher level activities and readers is also available for older students.

*Note: The Assessments CD-ROM is included in the complete package.

This bundle comes complete with the required resources necessary to complete the entire year. This complete package will ship with everything listed below. Save over 12% by purchasing the complete bundle!

Paths of Settlement Packages

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." Vicky

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"I have been using Paths of Exploration this past school year and I am very happy with it. I am looking forward to Paths of Settlement. I am wondering if a list is available for the books that will be used so I can begin planning and preparing. Thanks so much for any information you might have and thank you for this wonderful, innovative curriculum!" Amy