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Alpha Omega Publications HIS 0801 A Firm Foundation

Do you want to teach your homeschool child about the origins of America? Then get him the Lifepac U.S. History Unit 1 Worktext! This entertaining focused worktext will teach your child important information about his country using fun consumable lessons. The print-based worktext includes tests. Format: Paperback. Grade Level: 8th Grade.

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