GSE Content & Literacy Readers: Exploring Social Studies: 4th Grade Kit
Interest Level 3-6
Think outside the textbook by integrating literacy into social studies instruction. Engaging topics like the American Revolution, Civil War leaders, the Founding Fathers, and women's suffrage are featured in these social studies readers and lessons. Each Grade 4 kit includes:
- High-interest, content-area texts: 6 copies each of 34 titles in print and digital formats
- Research-based lesson plans aligned to the Social Studies GSE
- Digital Resources: eBooks, audio, student reproducibles, and more
- Teacher Resources: research base, scope and sequence, and instructional strategies
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Readers in the Kit
Social Studies Readers: Georgia Edition Add-on Pack: Grade 4
Supplement your social studies classroom with additional copies of each nonfiction title in the Exploring Social Studies: Georgia Edition Grade 4 Kit. This add-on pack includes one copy of each book from the complete kit.
RT Early America: Patriots in Boston 6-Pack with Audio
In this leveled script, act out the story of the events that caused the Boston Tea Party! Assign the six differentiated roles to students based on their current reading levels, allowing everyone to perform, build fluency, and feel successful.
RT Early America: Declaring Our Independence 6-Pack with Audio
Build fluency while acting out the story of the creation of the Declaration of Independence! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton 6-Pack
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked hard to fight for equal rights of women. This encouraging biography details the lives and accomplishments of two of the most well-known women of the Suffrage Movement.
Women's Suffrage 6-Pack
Learn about women's fight for equality in this enthralling book that features highlights on some of the most well-known feminists and suffragists of all time, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott.
Frederick Douglass 6-Pack
Frederick Douglass was born a slave and ended up becoming one of the most famous abolitionists of his time. This inspiring biography teaches readers about Douglass' incredible life.
Sojourner Truth: A Path to Freedom 6-Pack
Featuring a timeline of Sojourner's life, a glossary, and an index working in conjunction with vibrant images and supportive text, young readers will be inspired by Sojourner's life as an abolitionist and suffragist.
Reasons for a Revolution 6-Pack
Students will explore the rising tensions between the colonies and Great Britain with this primary source 6-Pack. It examines the ways England tried to control the colonists, how the colonies pushed back, and the brewing" revolution."
The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom 6-Pack
The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom 6-Pack sparks a curiosity with students as they delve deeper with primary sources that offer a peek on how events were really like for someone living during the American Revolution.
Abigail Adams and the Women Who Shaped America 6-Pack
Ignite a passion for past events as students delve deeper into the life of Abigail Adams and other revolutionary women who helped shaped America during the war with primary source 6-Pack.
George Washington and the Men Who Shaped America 6-Pack
Spark a curiosity for past events with this primary source 6-Pack that offers significant clues on how George Washington and the people who shaped America lived back then.
Forming a New Government 6-Pack
Fuel a curiosity for learning with this primary source 6-Pack that examines the rising tension among the American Colonies and Great Britain with Forming a New Government.
We the People: Founding Documents 6-Pack
Breathe life into textbook pages with primary source materials with the We the People: Founding Documents 6-Pack. Students will explore some of the significant documents that helped shaped America.
The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack
Excite students with The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack. 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.
Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty 6-Pack
This 6-Pack explore 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.
The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light 6-Pack
With this primary source reader 6-Pack, 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.""
Settling and Unsettling the West 6-Pack
With the Settling and Unsettling the West 6-Pack, 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.
American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance 6-Pack
Spark a curiosity for past events with this 6-Pack 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.
Sitting Bull: Eagles Cannot Be Crows 6-Pack
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 6-Pack offers a glimpse on what life might be have been like for Plains Indians in the 1800s.
Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action 6-Pack
Ignite a passion for history as students learn more about the 19th century abolitionists that organized to end slavery. This text spotlights significant pioneers in the abolitionist movement including Frederick Douglass, William Still, and Harriet Tubman.
Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty 6-Pack
With the Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty 6-Pack, students will examine the courageous life of Harriet Tubman, from her early days born into slavery to her brave efforts as the first female conductor for the Underground Railroad.
Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided 6-Pack
With the Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided 6-Pack, students will examine the divisive events in the nineteenth century that led up to the war, including the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, and more.
The Civil War: Brother Against Brother 6-Pack
Breathe life into the pages of history with this engaging nonfiction reader 6-Pack that explores some of the main issues that divided the nation, major battles of the war including Bull Run and Shiloh, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and more.
Abraham Lincoln: Addressing a Nation 6-Pack
Students will examine the life of the 16th US president, from his early days in a log cabin to his prolific political career. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source reader 6-Pack that offer clues on what life was like in the 1800s.
Reconstruction: Freedom Delayed 6-Pack
This primary source reader 6-Pack explores the steps the country took towards greater equality after the Civil War. Students will learn more about how many tried to counter racism and injustice, including Freedmen's Bureau, Black Codes, and more.
Benjamin Franklin (PSR AEY book) 6-Pack
This fascinating 6-Pack breathes life into history pages with primary source documents that profile the life of Benjamin Franklin, the talented inventor, politician, and writer who contributed to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Lewis & Clark 6-Pack
With Lewis & Clark, this nonfiction reader 6-Pack focuses on the treacherous trek this legendary exploration team took to explore new territories, including Sacagawea's contributions to the journey and challenges the Corps of Discovery encountered.
Civil War Leaders 6-Pack
This 6-Pack profiles some of the great leaders during the Civil War. Students will examine the leaders that inspired others to fight bravely, including William T. Sherman, Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Stonewall" Jackson, and more."
Marquis de Lafayette and the French 6-Pack
This high-interest text highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order and provides authentic primary sources and enriching content to build critical-literacy skills.
Hamilton vs. Jefferson 6-Pack
Unravel the conflict between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, two influential founding fathers, with this high-interest text that provides authentic primary sources and enriching content to build critical-literacy skills.
Slavery in America 6-Pack
Readers will discover what difficult lives slaves led in this nonfiction title. With its stunning facts, images, supportive text, and a helpful glossary, this book allows readers to learn about some of the most notable aspects of slavery in America.
Robert E. Lee 6-Pack
Robert E. Lee is often considered one of the finest leaders of the Civil War. This engaging biography allows readers to discover the honorable life Lee led, and learn how he made a great impact as a leader of the Confederate Army.
Ulysses S. Grant 6-Pack
Ulysses S. Grant was a great war hero and served two terms as the President of the United States. Readers will learn about his life in this appealing biography that highlights his time working as secretary of war as well as leader of the Union Army.
The Declaration of Independence 6-Pack
The Declaration of Independence changed America forever. Readers will learn about the events that led up to the Declaration including unfair taxation from King George III and the Boston Tea Party.
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