Excite students with The Great Leap Westward. This nonfiction reader examines Manifest Destiny and the expansion into western territories, as well as the historical battles and land purchases that doubled the size of the United States.
This nonfiction reader explores the life of our nation's third president, from his early years in Virginia to his many accomplishments in law and politics, including Thomas Jefferson's significant contributions authoring the Declaration of Independence.
With this primary source reader, students will explore the war that inspired our national anthem, examining the events that led up to the war and what happened afterwards, including Francis Scott Key penning the iconic "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Engage students as they learn more about the "Father of the Constitution" with this fascinating biography that focuses his life and many accomplishments, from the Continental Congress, as Secretary of State, and as the fourth US president.
Excite students as they learn more about the 19th century inventions that accelerated growth and change in the 1800s. This primary source reader explores the innovations during the century of change that increased commerce and communication.
With Settling and Unsettling the West, students will examine some of the reasons why people were heading out west, including the gold and silver rushes and the Homestead Act, as well as some of the westward routes pioneer travelers took.
This fascinating biography profiles the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the events in her life that helped shape her beloved children's books. Students will focus on the author's early years, from her westward travels to living on a homestead.
American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance
Guided Reading Level: U
Interest Level: 4-12
Item Number: 25799
Spark a curiosity for past events with this nonfiction reader focusing on the lives of native people as pioneers began moving westward during the 19th century. Students will explore the significant historical events that affected American Indians.
Examine the life of Sitting Bull, from his early days as Jumping Badger to his leadership during the Battle of Little Bighorn. This primary source reader offers a glimpse on what life might be have been like for Plains Indians in the 1800s.