FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC
Omni’s legendary Coming to America United States history class expands and becomes doubly exciting because we’ll study the totality of the American experience, not only from the traditional East-Coast-Moving-West Experience, but How the West was won as well! We’ll explore everything from The Earliest Settlements (Pilgrims Come to America; Jamestown and Virginia; Geography up to the Mississippi River; Settling in the Northwest Territory – Rivals Everywhere; Culture – Population, Home Life, Education, Transportation, Events in Europe) to Crossing the Mississippi (Wagon Trains Ho! Along the Trails to the West; Land, Gold, Silver!; Settling the “Left Coast” – Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, and the Mountain West; the unique Geography of the Region; and the importance of the Railroads); and finally ending up with a major study of Eureka! Finding and populating California – The Golden State (the Geography of California: Size – Neighbors – Mountains – Deserts – Bodies of Water; History – Indigenous Peoples, Spanish Colonization, and 1845 – 1848; Lifestyles of Indigenous Peoples, Missions, the Discovery of Gold; How Californians Earn a Living -Past and Present: Agriculture, Technology, the Silver Screen, Tourism, Industry; and Bringing Water to a Thirsty State: the California Aqueduct Project which built Los Angeles). Students will come face-to-face, “up close and personal” with the most important home we’ll ever have!
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Beginning January 19, 2022.
Grades 2 through 7.
The cost for the semester is $500.00.