Harcourt Social Studies is a core comprehensive program that takes students on a fascinating journey to explore the people, places, and events that have impacted history. This basal program combines rich content with colorful graphics and interactive text to highlight core concepts and provide a better understanding for students. Each unit is structured with powerful reading support tools to help reinforce the main ideas and accurately organize information.
CONTENTS Reading Your Textbook Atlas Geography Terms
Unit 1 - The Land and Early People Chapter 1: New York’s Geography - LESSON 1: Where Is New York? - LESSON 2: Land and Water - LESSON 3: Weather and Climate - LESSON 4: People and Resources Chapter 2: New York’s Early People - LESSON 1: Early People - LESSON 2: The Iroquois - LESSON 3: The Algonquians - LESSON 4: A Lasting Influence
Unit 2 - Newcomers Arrive Chapter 3: Exploration and Settlement - LESSON 1: Early European Explorers - LESSON 2: The Dutch Settle New Netherland - LESSON 3: Life in New Netherland Chapter 4: An English Colony - LESSON 1: New Netherland Becomes New York - LESSON 2: The New York Colony - LESSON 3: Living in Colonial New York - LESSON 4: Growing Conflict with the French
Unit 3 - A New Nation and State Chapter 5: New York and the American Revolution - LESSON 1: Unrest in the British Colonies - LESSON 2: New York Chooses Liberty - LESSON 3: Independence Is Achieved - LESSON 4: The New Nation Chapter 6: Government in New York - LESSON 1: New York’s State Government - LESSON 2: New York and the National Government - LESSON 3: Local Governments - LESSON 4: New York Citizenship
Unit 4 - Becoming the Empire State Chapter 7: Progress as a State - LESSON 1: The Changing Frontier - LESSON 2: The Erie Canal - LESSON 3: Travel and Communication - LESSON 4: More Changes for New York Chapter 8: Growth and Change - LESSON 1: Immigration and Migration - LESSON 2: Building New Lives - LESSON 3: Industries Grow and Expand - LESSON 4: The Spread of City Life
Unit 5 - New York in the Modern World Chapter 9: Continuing to Change - LESSON 1: Into a New Century - LESSON 2: Good Times and Bad - LESSON 3: World War II and After Chapter 10: New York Today and Tomorrow - LESSON 1: Living in New York - LESSON 2: Working in New York - LESSON 3: Looking Ahead
REFERENCE - Almanac - Facts About New York - New York Symbols - Facts About New York Counties - Facts About New York Governors - Biographical Dictionary - Gazetteer - Glossary - Index