The Road To California
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Fifth graders read and explore the story of "Biddy Mason", they that, unlike a novel, the history of the West has more than one beginning, middle, and end.
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The Road to California - A Journey to Freedom
Students complete a Web quest about Biddy Mason's journey Westward to California as a slave and her ultimate rise to one of the wealthiest and generous woman of the Westward Movement. They present an exhibit of their research.
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