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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.