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unit 10
15 Instructional days (15 hours)

A New Nation: American Independence


In this domain, students will hear about the birth of our country, the United States of America. They will be introduced to many important historical figures and events as the story unfolds to describe how the thirteen colonies evolved slowly over time from their initial dependence on England to the status of an independent nation. The overriding focus of this domain is from the perspective of a rather wide lens, i.e., to emphasize the story of how the colonies became an independent nation.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 1 ELA Domain 10: A New Nation: American Independence. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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