7th Grade: Pretend the year is 1785. You live with your family in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You feel the city is becoming cramped and decide to move your family west of the Appalachian Mountains to what is largely unsettled territory. Write a one-page essay. Describe your journey west and some of the hardships your family encounters in your new living situation. Be creative and try to imagine what your life would be like. Use details learned in class to enhance your writing. This assignment is due Wednesday, May 15.
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