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unit 7
8 hours

Important People in American History


The Teacher Guide for Important People in American History contains a total of eighteen days of instruction that are taught intermittently throughout the school year. Each day of instruction requires a total of approximately forty-five minutes. The Important People in American History domain builds students' knowledge of national holidays, figures, and events while being introduced to a variety of emerging literacy skills through child-friendly activities.

The important people taught about in this domain include:
• Native Americans
• Pilgrims
• Martin Luther King Jr.
• Barack Obama
• Abraham Lincoln
• Sally Ride
• Sonia Soto Mayor


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From of the New York State Education Department. Prekindergarten ELA Important People Domain. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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