Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Add-on Pack
Guided Rd. Level T-W
Engage your students with these intriguing historical accounts of America in the 1800s. Build your classroom library with these nonfiction readers that feature primary source material that offer significant clues on what life was like during the nineteenth century. Build literacy skills and social studies knowledge with these informational texts that feature letters, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, and other primary sources that offer a glimpse into the past.
Students will think about historical events more critically with these nonfiction readers that breathes life into history by transforming the words on a page into real-life snapshots of the past. The books featured in this Add-On Pack contain text features to build academic vocabulary and increase comprehension, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness. This Add-On Pack includes:
- The Great Leap Westward
- Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty
- The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea
- The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light
- James Madison and the Making of the United States
- 19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way
- Settling and Unsettling the West
- Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Woman
- American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance
- Sitting Bull: Eagles Cannot Be Crows
- Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action
- Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty
- Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided
- The Civil War: Brother Against Brother
- Abraham Lincoln: Addressing a Nation
- Reconstruction: Freedom Delayed
- Lewis & Clark
- Civil War Leaders
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