Enrich reading in the content areas as students discover important historical figures and events of the American Revolution. Activities include examining poetry and literature, working with maps and timelines, and a Readers Theater.
Designed for middle-school history curriculum, independent study, or tutorial aid, the American History series provides challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies. Activities include critical thinking, writing, technology, and more. Vocabulary words, time lines, maps, and reading lists are also provided. Meets NCSS standards and is correlated to state, national and Canadian provincial standards.
Build literacy skills and social studies content knowledge with the Reasons for a Revolution primary source reader. This fascinating text explores the increasing tension between the colonies and Great Britain, including the ways England tried to control the colonists. This high-interest book spotlights primary source documents and text features include a glossary, index, bold text, and captions. Aligned to state standards, this nonfiction reader connects to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, and the NCSS/C3 Framework.
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Product ID: TCM25078
Grades: Grades 4 - 5
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 11.94 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781480756809
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781493830787
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Young readers will be fascinated to learn what life was like for the colonists in early America in this Spanish-translated book. The detailed images and easy-to-read text explore such topics as Puritans, the Mayflower Compact, House of Burgesses, Navigation Acts, and slavery. Along with brief biographies on colonists and Indians like John Smith, William Penn, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe, this engaging reader explains means of survival and living through farming, colonial crops, and plantations. A table of contents and glossary are provided to enhance readers' understanding of the content and vocabulary.
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 in this Spanish-translated book. The vivid images, engaging sidebars, and supportive text explain what roles John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson played in the creation of the document and what they meant by including "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". To help readers better understand the vocabulary and content, an accommodating table of contents and glossary are provided.
The American Revolution changed the lives of many people forever. This fascinating nonfiction Spanish-translated book explores some of the most important events leading up to and during the war, including why colonists were upset with Great Britain, the Intolerable Acts, and the Boston Tea Party. Through detailed images, engaging sidebars, and supportive text, readers will learn about people like George Washington, Paul Revere, the Sons of Liberty, and what they did to make the American Revolution so revolutionary! The helpful glossary and table of contents aids in further understanding of the vocabulary and content.
This nonfiction Spanish-translated book invites readers to learn about the very first United States Congress and government. Readers will learn about colonists' frustrations with the British and what caused them to create the First and Second Continental Congress, Committees of Correspondence, and the Declaration of Independence. With plenty of colorful images, easy-to-read text, and engaging sidebars, readers will be fascinated from cover to cover as they are introduced to the three branches of U.S. government--executive, legislative, and judicial. A glossary and table of contents are provided for assistance for better understanding the content.
This informative Spanish-translated book gives readers a look into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the three branches of government--executive, legislative, and judicial--as well as the way each of those branches works to keep order and the various aspects including Congress, the Supreme Court, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Featuring detailed images, stunning facts, and supportive text, this book will have readers interested, engaged, and eager to learn more about the development of the Constitution. Other featured topics include the Federalist Papers, "checks and balances", the Preamble, vetos, and impeachment. This book features a helpful table of contents and glossary to aid readers in learning all they can about this important part of U.S. history.
Discover what caused the American Revolution in this stimulating nonfiction Spanish-translated book. With its easy-to-read text and vivid images, readers are sure to be engaged as they learn about problems colonists faced, including the Stamp Act, the Townshend Act, and Intolerable Acts. The fascinating facts and intriguing sidebars further explore the reasoning behind such documents as the First Continental Congress, Declaration of Rights and Grievances, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and the Declaration of Independence. To aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary, a useful table of contents and glossary are provided.
Readers will learn all about the United States' westward expansion in this interesting nonfiction Spanish-translated book that uses appealing images, helpful maps, and supportive text to keep children engaged from beginning to end! The captivating facts will have readers excited and eager to learn more about such topics as the Louisiana Purchase, Monroe Doctrine, and the Alamo. A supporting glossary and table of contents are featured to aid in further understanding of the content and vocabulary.
This adventurous Spanish-translated biography highlights the expeditions made by Meriweather Lewis and William Clark. Readers will be able to explore the amazing accomplishments that these two men, Sacagawea, and the rest of the Corps of Discovery made. The incredible journey of these surveyers and mountaineers are explained through vivid images, easy-to-read text, fascinating facts, and a supporting glossary and table of contents. Readers will be sure to be enthralled from beginning to end!
In this engaging nonfiction Spanish-translated book, readers will learn about the War of 1812, the causes of it, and how it affected American citizens. Through detailed images, stunning facts, and easy-to-read text, readers are introduced to ideas and events that took place during this time, including embargoes, the Treaty of Paris, the War Hawks, and the Treaty of Ghent. Readers will have the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the content through an accessible table of contents and glossary.
James Madison was an important Founding Father. This appealing Spanish-translated biography allows readers to explore the inspiring life he led as a member of the Continental Congress and as President of the United States. The detailed images, supportive text, helpful glossary, and intriguing facts work in conjunction to highlight important events that Madison took part in including the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist Papers, and how he helped America make its way into "The Era of Good Feelings".
Readers will discover what difficult lives slaves led in this nonfiction Spanish-translated book. 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, including slave auctions and masters, abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, Dred Scott, Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
This informative Spanish-translated book gives readers a glimpse into life as an American Indian during the 1800s. Readers will learn about tribes like the Cherokee, Lakota, Seminole, Creek, Choktaw, and Nez Percé, as well as famous Indian chiefs like Sitting Bull. Stunning facts, supportive text, and an array of colorful images will engage and introduce children to treaties made between white settlers and such events as the Indian Removal Act.
Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction Spanish-translated book. The easy-to-read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that led up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.
The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700s and spread to America in the early 1800s as the colonies formed and grew. Readers will learn about this important time in U.S. history in this enlightening nonfiction Spanish-translated book. Through fascinating facts and engaging sidebars, children will learn how industrialism provided the means for development and expansion in America as life transitioned from rural beginnings to large cities. Industry was a large factor for innovation and employment at the beginning of the 20th Century through such creations as assembly lines, patents, and labor unions. Detailed images and easy-to-read text show readers the ups and downs of this time period, including child labor laws, labor unions, muckrackers, and immigrant and slave labor. The colorful scrapbook layout, helpful table of contents, and accommodating glossary combine to create a reading experience that is easy for readers to navigate through.
Immigrants from all over Europe flocked to America in the 1800s, bringing their hopes and their dreams with them. This fascinating Spanish-translated book allows readers to discover topics such as Ellis Island, Angel Island, and assimilation. The influx of immigrants enriched the American culture but also provided challenges to the United States. Through appealing images, a vibrant scrapbook layout, stunning facts, intriguing sidebars, and a helpful glossary and index, readers will be excited and engaged from cover to cover!
Readers will learn all about World War I, or the Great War, in this appealing Spanish-translated book that highlights how the war began in Europe as a military rivalry between France and Germany. The intriguing facts, engaging sidebars, and supportive text work in conjunction with the impressive images and colorful scrapbook layout to teach readers about such WWI topics as neutrality, alliances, propaganda, liberty bonds, communism, and how General John Pershing led Americans in the war.
The years between World War I and World War II were years of change and reform. This enlightening Spanish-translated book discusses some of the most prominent events during this time, including the Harlem Renaissance, a rise in new literature and entertainment, suffrage, the stock market crash on "Black Tuesday", and the Great Depression. The authentic images, colorful scrapbook layout, and easy-to-read text work in conjunction with an accessible glossary, index, and engaging sidebars to intrigue readers as they move through the pages of this book.
In 1939, a war that would encompass the world began in Europe. Readers will learn about the causes of World War II in this nonfiction Spanish-translated book. The supportive text and fascinating sidebars work in conjunction with the stunning photos and appealing scrapbook layout to provide an enjoyable and enlightening experience that teaches readers about such events and topics as Pearl Harbor, blitzkreig, and concentration and internment camps. Readers will also learn about infamous figures from the war like Adolph Hitler, Sir Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and even Rosie the Riveter. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index is provided to aid in a better understanding of the content and simple navigation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up knowing that there needed to be a change in the way that African Americans were treated. In this Spanish-translated biography, readers will learn about his inspirational life as he fought for equality and desegregation for African Americans through nonviolence and became one of the most infamous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Readers will discover topics such as discrimination, sit-ins, his winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and the March on Washington through inspirational images and photos, supportive text, stunning facts, glossary, table of contents, and index.
Learn all about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Freedom Riders, and the steps that brave African Americans took to help the Civil Rights Movement in this Spanish-translated Reader's Theater script. Spanish-speaking students can engage in the story by acting out this leveled script, which includes six roles that are written at varying reading levels, supporting differentiation and language learning strategies. Teachers can implement specific strategies to assign roles to students based on their individual reading levels. This helpful feature is an easy way for teachers to get all of their students involved and engaged in an activity. All students will gain confidence and feel successful while building Spanish fluency, regardless of their current reading ability. This script also features a song and poem relating to the story. Through performing this story together, students will practice valuable skills like interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures. All of the features in this dynamic, leveled script make it a great resource for an entire classroom.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked hard to fight for equal rights of women. This encouraging Spanish-translated biography details the lives and accomplishments of two of the most well-known women of the Suffrage Movement. Featuring captivating images, stunning facts, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be enthralled and engaged from cover to cover as they learn about these incredible reformers!
Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating Spanish-translated biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end.
This inspiring Spanish-translated biography tells about the life of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Readers will learn about Obama's childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his time as president of the Harvard Law Review, his dream of becoming a community organizer, and his journey from State Senator to the very first African American President of the United States. Through lively photos of Obama and his family and interesting facts about his political campaigns and ideas, readers will be inspired and engaged from cover to cover! A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
With Figuras en nuestro mundo, the Spanish-translation of the Grade 4 nonfiction text, Shapes in Our World, students will be able to spot 3-D shapes wherever they go! From cylinder-shaped tree trunks to skyscraper prisms, children will explore different polygons and three-dimensional shapes that exist everywhere! This engaging informational reader comes with clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, and practical examples of geometry concepts, such as vertices, symmetry, bases, and so much more!
With Contrucción de casas, the Spanish-translation of the Grade 4 nonfiction text, Building Houses, students will learn about architecture through geometry practice. Three-dimensional shapes, such as pentagons and prisms, can be found throughout the process of building a house. This engaging informational reader introduces students to historic architects and comes with clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, and practical examples of geometry concepts, and so much more!
With Análisis de mapas, the Spanish-translation of the Grade 4 nonfiction text, Looking at Maps, students will learn all about maps! This engaging informational text introduces readers to map symbols, keys, map ratios, grid coordinates, and more! This engaging informational reader comes with clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, and opportunities to practice reading maps with ease!
Go on a journey through land, air, and sea to learn all about reading maps! This exciting Spanish-translated title familiarizes readers with many different types of maps, teaching them about map symbols, keys, compasses, and grid coordinates. From street maps to moon maps, maps are used every day, everywhere! Vibrant images, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, relatable practice problems, and an accessible glossary all work together to engage children and improve their map reading and STEM skills.
Combine valuable fifth grade math and literacy skills in a purposeful way with the Spanish-translated math reader El regalo de cumpleaños del abuelo (Grandpa's Birthday Present). Focusing on the critical skills that 5th graders need to know to advance to the next level, this book incorporates key concepts into an engaging text that showcases math skills needed to create a budget and calculate sale prices. This high-interest nonfiction reader introduces how to convert percentages, decimals, and fractions. Filled with mathematical charts, diagrams, and practice problems, the text features in this nonfiction reader boosts comprehension and academic vocabulary.