The unit Harvesting the Americas is intended to be taught in the 9th Grade World History course. With small alterations in this curriculum unit this subject could also be taught in a US History class as well. This particular unit has been designed for the students of Connecticut State Scholar Academy on Ella Grasso Boulevard. Our classes are designated as College Prep level classes, but in actuality a majority of our students score below grade level on the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT). To address this issue the unit has been designed to increase the reading ability of students by providing them with a significant set of readings to be completed with an included vocabulary list. Group learning and student presentations will be included in this unit to provide students the opportunity to showcase their individual abilities. Furthermore, because of the remedial level of many of our students this unit is designed to be skill based. Students will work with vocabulary, maps, readings, and computer technology.