Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

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  • Grade: 4-5
  • Guided Reading Level: P-U
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Item: 16000
  • ISBN: 9781433350009
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! These high-interest books will capture students' curiosity about history and build critical thinking as they analyze significant events and people. Covering the course of World History, these nonfiction titles use key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each pair. Appropriately leveled content makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction.

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit includes:

  • Eight books, each paired with biographies:
    • The Byzantine Empire and Justinian I
    • The Medieval Islamic World and Muhammad
    • Medieval Times and Geoffrey Chaucer
    • The Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci
    • And more...
  • Teacher's Guide:
    • easy-to-use lesson plans for each book
    • activity sheets
    • multiple-choice quizzes
    • document-based assessments
  • Digital resources

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 24-32 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: World History Kit

Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 24-32 pages per book

Content-rich, age-appropriate readers complement social studies and language arts curricula. Each book in Primary Source Readers is designed around primary sources that tell about the subject and help prepare students for state and national tests with document-based questions.

The Byzantine Empire 6-Pack

The Byzantine Empire 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16023


Discover how the Byzantines transformed Christianity, protected Europe from would-be invaders, and later carried the seeds of the Renaissance to Italy during their thousand-year reign.

Justinian I 6-Pack

Justinian I 6-Pack

Level: 4.4

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16024


Learn how Emperor Justinian I ruled the Byzantine Empire for 38 years. Readers will be fascinated as they discover that Justinian put down a rebellion, conquered new territory, and even survived the bubonic plague!

The Medieval Islamic World 6-Pack

The Medieval Islamic World 6-Pack

Level: 5.6

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16025


Introduce readers to Islamic history through vivid images and intriguing facts. The text works in conjunction with the eye-catching photos and illustrations to give readers a look into the history of Islamic culture, life, and politics.

Muhammad 6-Pack

Muhammad 6-Pack

Level: 4.4

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16026


This enlightening biography introduces readers to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Readers will learn how he grew to become the founder of Islam and an important figure in the history of the world.

Medieval Times 6-Pack

Medieval Times 6-Pack

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16027


Medieval England was a time of great change and uncertainty. Readers will be enthralled as they learn about various aspects of the Middle Ages in England including the feudal system, Hundred Years War, War of the Roses, and the bubonic plague.

Geoffrey Chaucer 6-Pack

Geoffrey Chaucer 6-Pack

Level: 4.2

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16028


Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. This book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.

The Byzantine Empire 6-Pack

Justinian I 6-Pack

The Medieval Islamic World 6-Pack

Muhammad 6-Pack

Medieval Times 6-Pack

Geoffrey Chaucer 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Level: 4.4

$54.99

Level: 5.6

$54.99

Level: 4.4

$54.99

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Level: 4.2

$54.99

Item Number: 16023

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Item Number: 16026

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Item Number: 16028

The Renaissance 6-Pack

The Renaissance 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16029


The Renaissance was a time of cultural rebirth. Readers will learn all about Renaissance life and education in this engaging title that explores how artists created masterpieces and explored subjects like music, architecture, and Renaissance religion.

Leonardo da Vinci 6-Pack

Leonardo da Vinci 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16030


Leonardo da Vinci lived during the Italian Renaissance, a time of great ideas and innovation. This enlightening biography allows readers to discover how Da Vinci perfectly embodied the spirit of the Renaissance.

The Reformation 6-Pack

The Reformation 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16031


During the 1500s, religious change came to Europe and people began to question the beliefs and practices of Catholicism. This engaging book introduces readers to the changes that people wanted during the Reformation.

Martin Luther 6-Pack

Martin Luther 6-Pack

Level: 4.5

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16032


Learn about Martin Luther's courageous and honorable life as he fought against the Catholic church and ideals and strived for Protestant Reformation in this captivating biography that features easy-to-read text, intriguing facts, and striking images.

The French Revolution 6-Pack

The French Revolution 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16033


Discover the incredible people, ideas, and battles that lived and occurred during the French Revolution. Captivating photos, images, and facts work in conjunction with the supportive text, glossary, and index to provide an engaging reading experience.

Marie Antoinette 6-Pack

Marie Antoinette 6-Pack

Level: 4.3

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16034


This fascinating biography details the life of the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, through detailed images, illustrations, and interesting facts.

The Renaissance 6-Pack

Leonardo da Vinci 6-Pack

The Reformation 6-Pack

Martin Luther 6-Pack

The French Revolution 6-Pack

Marie Antoinette 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Level: 4.7

$54.99

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Level: 4.5

$54.99

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Level: 4.3

$54.99

Item Number: 16029

Item Number: 16030

Item Number: 16031

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Item Number: 16033

Item Number: 16034

The Enlightenment 6-Pack

The Enlightenment 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16035


How did the universe work? How did the human mind learn? What kind of government was best? These are some of the questions that people asked during the Enlightenment. Discover some of the most important aspects, ideas, and people of this time.

John Locke 6-Pack

John Locke 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16036


In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." His ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. Learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment.

Imperialism 6-Pack

Imperialism 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 16037


Using vivid images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text, readers will learn about some of the most important people and occurrences that helped shape the Age of Imperialism.

Cecil Rhodes 6-Pack

Cecil Rhodes 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$54.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16038


In this biography, readers will discover the remarkable journey of Cecil Rhodes from England to the diamond mines, parliament houses, and battlefields of Africa.

Primary Source Readers: World History  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: World History Add-on Pack

Level: 4.2-5.9

$134.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 16223


Expand your classroom library with additional copies of each book in the World History kit.

The Enlightenment 6-Pack

John Locke 6-Pack

Imperialism 6-Pack

Cecil Rhodes 6-Pack

Primary Source Readers: World History Add-on Pack

Level: 5.9

$54.99

Level: 4.7

$54.99

Level: 5.9

$54.99

Level: 4.6

$54.99

Level: 4.2-5.9

$134.99

Item Number: 16035

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Item Number: 16037

Item Number: 16038

Item Number: 16223

Teacher's Guide

Primary Source Readers offers multiple opportunities to foster curiosity, study relationships, and reflect on new learning. The standards-based lessons serve 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

Three kits from this series include an Interactiv-eBook for each title. These kits are:

  • American Biographies
  • Texas History
  • World History

Audio Recordings

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

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


Primary Source Readers WIDA Correlations

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