5th American History – T/Th 12:00 PM with Fr. William Bennett

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Required text(s)

A Child’s First Book of American History, by Earl Schenck Miers

Pocahontas Benjamin Franklin, by Ingri D’Aulaire.

Please communicate any difficulties obtaining the materials immediately. All other readings will be provided/posted by the teacher ahead of time.

Prerequisites: Grade-level reading, writing, & spelling skills, including paragraph writing. Please communicate any and all expected difficulties early on so the instructor can be informed and provide any and all individualized help along the way.

Summary: This course exists in order to provide a healthy and complete look into the early history of our country, its people, and the way in which it was, and is being, formed. Social studies itself is defined as the study of the social sciences and humanities, drawing upon such disciplines as economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and so much more. The primary purpose is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.


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