Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

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  • Grade: 4-5
  • Lexile: 530L-750L
  • Guided Reading Level: T-W
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item: 25790
  • ISBN: 9781493837908
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy and breathe life into history by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs, and other materials to engage students in learning. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze significant events in 19th century U.S. history including the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction Era.

Appropriately leveled content makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction for multiple reading levels. The Teacher's Guide equips teachers with easy-to-use lesson plans for each book, activity sheets, and document-based assessments. Digital resources include PDF versions and audio recordings of each book to improve fluency and support English language learners. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit readies students for college and career.

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book
  • Teacher's Guide with lessons that include reading, writing, and social studies objectives
  • Primary Sources in print and digital formats
  • Interactiv-eBooks
  • Digital Resources including books, primary sources to support texts, and student reproducibles
Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each plus lesson plan

Each leveled reader motivates students to want to read with high-interest content and engaging illustrations and photographs. The authentic reading experiences help students develop vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills.

The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack

The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25807


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

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25808


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 Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea 6-Pack

The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea 6-Pack

Level: 5.5

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25809


Breathe life into the pages of history with this primary source reader 6-Pack that explores the life of Sacagawea and her significant contributions to Lewis and Clarks' westward expedition.

The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light 6-Pack

The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25810


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."

James Madison and the Making of the United States 6-Pack

James Madison and the Making of the United States 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25811


Engage students as they learn more about the "Father of the Constitution" with this fascinating Interactive 6-Pack that focuses on his life and many accomplishments, from the Continental Congress, as Secretary of State, and as the fourth US president.

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way 6-Pack

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25812


Excite students as they learn more about the 19th century inventions that accelerated growth and change in the 1800s. This primary source reader 6-Pack explores the innovations during the century of change that increased commerce and communication.

The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty 6-Pack

The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea 6-Pack

The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light 6-Pack

James Madison and the Making of the United States 6-Pack

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$48.99

Level: 5.7

$48.99

Level: 5.5

$48.99

Level: 5.7

$48.99

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Item Number: 25807

Item Number: 25808

Item Number: 25809

Item Number: 25810

Item Number: 25811

Item Number: 25812

Settling and Unsettling the West 6-Pack

Settling and Unsettling the West 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25813


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.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Woman 6-Pack

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Woman 6-Pack

Level: 4.4

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25814


This fascinating 6-Pack 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 6-Pack

American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25815


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

Sitting Bull: Eagles Cannot Be Crows 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25816


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

Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25817


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

Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25818


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.

Settling and Unsettling the West 6-Pack

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Woman 6-Pack

American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance 6-Pack

Sitting Bull: Eagles Cannot Be Crows 6-Pack

Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action 6-Pack

Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$48.99

Level: 4.4

$48.99

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Level: 4.9

$48.99

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Item Number: 25813

Item Number: 25814

Item Number: 25815

Item Number: 25816

Item Number: 25817

Item Number: 25818

Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided 6-Pack

Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25819


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

The Civil War: Brother Against Brother 6-Pack

Level: 4.8

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25820


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

Abraham Lincoln: Addressing a Nation 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25821


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

Reconstruction: Freedom Delayed 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25822


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.

Lewis & Clark 6-Pack

Lewis & Clark 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25894


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

Civil War Leaders 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$48.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25895


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.

Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided 6-Pack

The Civil War: Brother Against Brother 6-Pack

Abraham Lincoln: Addressing a Nation 6-Pack

Reconstruction: Freedom Delayed 6-Pack

Lewis & Clark 6-Pack

Civil War Leaders 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 4.8

$48.99

Level: 5.7

$48.99

Level: 5.8

$48.99

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 5.9

$48.99

Item Number: 25819

Item Number: 25820

Item Number: 25821

Item Number: 25822

Item Number: 25894

Item Number: 25895

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Add-on Pack

Level: 4.4-5.9

$134.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25839


Engage your students with these intriguing historical accounts of America in the 1800s. Build your classroom library with nonfiction readers that feature primary source material that offer a glimpse of what life was like during the 19th century.

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Add-on Pack

Level: 4.4-5.9

$134.99

Item Number: 25839

Teacher's Guide

Primary Source Readers offers multiple opportunities to foster curiosity, study relationships, and reflect on new learning. The standards-based lessons serves as a crucial bridge between reading and writing and content-area material. Each pair of readers has one nonfiction reading skill and one writing skill on which the lessons are focused.

Teacher's Guide

Interactiv-eBooks

Interactiv-eBooks engage students, extend the reading experience with digital writing and comprehension activities, and build 21st-century skills.

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Audio Recordings

Audio Recordings of books model fluent reading and support English language learners.

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