Sea to Shining Sea focuses largely on revisiting the previous five units with reviews of the Steps for Thinking, Spelling, Vocabulary, Editing, History, Science, and States sections. Unit literature plunges us into the midst of the Klondike Gold Rush, and introduces students to our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. Along with exploring the history of political parties in the United States, they are once again challenged to discuss themes, identify rhyme patterns, and illustrate imagery in verses copied from “America the Beautiful.” Plus, as a culminating activity, students research, design, and create their own home-state projects. This, along with the fun of cooking, painting, period songs, and projects completes the year-long study in Paths of Settlement!
In addition to the core resources, the Sea to Shining Sea unit uses the following materials:
- Sea to Shining Sea teacher manual
- Sea to Shining Sea Student Notebook pages (three grade levels in downloadable .pdf format)
- The Klondike Gold Rush (Munford Adventure)
- Theodore Roosevelt
You will need to print student pages from the included PDF download file. For your convenience ready-to-use printed student pages are available for each grade. The six weeks of student notebook pages are only $15 for each grade level. (Hint: preprinted student pages save time, pre-planning, and wear on your printer/toner cartridges.) We really want to make life easier for you—if you buy all six units at once we'll give you one of them free!
Projects and games in the Sea to Shining Sea unit include:
- Pressing Flowers
- Enlarging A Map
- Salt Dough
- Venn Diagrams
- Sea to Shining Sea Bingo