Teaching With Books
A labor union is a group of workers who push together to be treated fairly. A large group with one voice is more likely to get attention. The first labor unions fought for rights such as fair pay and safety on the job.
The first president of the United States did not live in the White House. George Washington helped pick the spot where the White House would be built, but by the time the builders finished, he wasn’t president anymore. John Adams was the first president to move in.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806 was the first transcontinental expedition undertaken by the United States government. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned U.S. Army Captain Meriwether Lewis and his partner William Clark. With their team, they were tasked with traveling the territory between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean to find a water route connecting the two. Lewis and Clark ended up exploring a large part of the American west and studying the animal and plant life of the region. They never found the water route they sought. In fact, it doesn't exist!
• extending across a continent
What other things can be transcontinental? Write a sentence using the word.
Jenna is saving up for a new bike. She takes the change from her wallet and puts it into a gallon jar. Today she added five quarters, four dimes, two nickels, and three pennies. How much money did Jenna add to the jar?
Everything You Need
Begin the year with a bulletin board project that helps students get to know one another.