This grade 4 historical fiction reading unit (level T) is about an argument over land that takes place before the U.S. was born. Students learn about historical fiction as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on symbolism. The unit contains teacher support pages, a reading selection with supporting illustrations, and activities to guide students in close reading of the text. Students also gain practice applying topic and academic vocabulary. The unit concludes with a reading comprehension activity and a text-based writing activity.