Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

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  • Grade: 4-5
  • Guided Reading Level: N-S
  • ISBN: 9780743906593
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! Covering the course of modern history, these books use key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each differentiated pair. This comprehensive kit uses photographs, maps, images and other primary sources to engage students in understanding the twentieth century and learning about significant events and people from American history! These high-interest books will capture students' curiosity about history and build critical thinking as they analyze historical events. Appropriately leveled content makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit includes:

  • Eight Nonfiction Readers paired with Biographies:
    • Industrial Revolution and Industrial Giants
    • Immigration and Famous Immigrants
    • World War I and Woodrow Wilson
    • Between the Wars and Eleanor Roosevelt
    • 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: The 20th Century 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.

Industrial Revolution 6-Pack

Industrial Revolution 6-Pack

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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 title.

Industrial Giants 6-Pack

Industrial Giants 6-Pack

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This interesting title allows readers to learn about several major industrialists who were responsible for building industries that employed many people and provided commodities necessary for life in the United States.

Immigration 6-Pack

Immigration 6-Pack

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Immigrants from all over Europe flocked to America in the 1800s, bringing their hopes and their dreams with them. This fascinating title allows readers to discover topics such as Ellis Island, Angel Island, and assimilation.

Famous Immigrants 6-Pack

Famous Immigrants 6-Pack

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Many talented and skilled immigrants came to America from various places in the world and brought with them their own cultures and traditions to enrich the American way of life. Learn about some of the most famous immigrants in this inspirational title!

World War I 6-Pack

World War I 6-Pack

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Readers will learn all about World War I, or the Great War, in this appealing title that highlights how the war began in Europe as a military rivalry between France and Germany.

Woodrow Wilson 6-Pack

Woodrow Wilson 6-Pack

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This biography tells all about Woodrow Wilson's inspiring life as President of the United States. Through fascinating facts and engaging sidebars, children will learn that Wilson was an advocate for reform in education and government.

Industrial Revolution 6-Pack

Industrial Giants 6-Pack

Immigration 6-Pack

Famous Immigrants 6-Pack

World War I 6-Pack

Woodrow Wilson 6-Pack

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Between the Wars 6-Pack

Between the Wars 6-Pack

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The years between World War I and World War II were years of change and reform. This enlightening title discusses some of the most prominent events during this time with authentic images, colorful scrapbook layout, and easy-to-read text.

Eleanor Roosevelt 6-Pack

Eleanor Roosevelt 6-Pack

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Eleanor Roosevelt lived during an exciting time. This inspiring biography highlights Eleanor's incredible life as First Lady of the United States and how she worked to help give her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, advice during his presidency.

World War II 6-Pack

World War II 6-Pack

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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 title.

Winston Churchill 6-Pack

Winston Churchill 6-Pack

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This biographical book gives details about the life of Winston Churchill and the impact he made during World War II as part of the Allied Forces who fought against Adolph Hitler and the Nazis.

Civil Rights Movement 6-Pack

Civil Rights Movement 6-Pack

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This inspiring title allows readers to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and its fight for equality. Highlighted topics such as slavery and sit-ins are discussed and shown through supportive text, intriguing facts, and fascinating images.

Martin Luther King Jr. 6-Pack

Martin Luther King Jr. 6-Pack

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Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up knowing that there needed to be a change in the way that African Americans were treated. Learn about his inspirational life as he fought for equality and desegregation for African Americans through nonviolence.

Between the Wars 6-Pack

Eleanor Roosevelt 6-Pack

World War II 6-Pack

Winston Churchill 6-Pack

Civil Rights Movement 6-Pack

Martin Luther King Jr. 6-Pack

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The Cold War 6-Pack

The Cold War 6-Pack

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The Cold War lasted for more than 40 years. This interesting book gives readers a look at what caused the Cold War and some of the important events from this time.

Cold War Leaders 6-Pack

Cold War Leaders 6-Pack

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During the Cold War, communism was seen as a viable threat to the world. This fascinating title will introduce children to the leaders of the Cold War as well as the ideas and systems each of them believed in and upheld.

Modern Middle East 6-Pack

Modern Middle East 6-Pack

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Readers will explore some of the biggest issues that have happened in the Middle East and learn about the impact that these happenings have on people all over the world.

Leaders of the Middle East 6-Pack

Leaders of the Middle East 6-Pack

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This intriguing book allows readers to discover some of the most infamous leaders of the Middle East. Readers will learn about leaders such as Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, Menachem Begin, and Ayatollah Khomeni.

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Add-on Pack

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Supplement your reading program and expand your classroom library with additional copies of each book included in The 20th Century kit.

The Cold War 6-Pack

Cold War Leaders 6-Pack

Modern Middle East 6-Pack

Leaders of the Middle East 6-Pack

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Add-on Pack

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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

AEP Golden Lamp Award AEP Golden Lamp Award


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