Crossing Oceans: Immigrating to California 6-Pack

  • Grade: 3-5
  • Lexile: 670L
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • Item: 28599
  • ISBN: 9781425832797
  • Language: English

California grew by leaps and bounds between the Gold Rush and 1900. People from different backgrounds emigrated to California from across America and around the world in search of new lives. This primary source reader 6-Pack focuses on immigration in California from the time of the Gold Rush to the end of the nineteenth century. Primary source documents allow students to see different points of view, and help students look at the world and current issues with a historical lens. This informational text builds literacy and social studies content knowledge through the use of intriguing primary sources like maps, letters, images, political cartoons, and photographs.

Essential text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents to build academic vocabulary and increase understanding. The Your Turn! activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity, and Translate It! immerses students in the content through diverse, engaging activities related to the content. Aligned to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and other national and state standards, the books are leveled to support above-, below-, and on-level learners. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

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