Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

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  • Grade: 4-5
  • Guided Reading Level: M-R
  • ISBN: 9780743904278
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses photographs, maps, images, and other materials to enhance readings and engage students in learning about a variety of cultures from around the world. These high-interest books cover a variety of cultures from around the world and 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 Cultures Through Time Kit includes:

  • Eight Nonfiction Readers paired with Biographies:
    • Mesopotamia and Hammurabi
    • Egypt and Hatshepsut
    • Greece and Socrates
    • Rome and Julius Caesar
    • And more...
  • Teacher's Guide
  • 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 Cultures Through Time 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.

Egypt 6-Pack

Egypt 6-Pack

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From pharohs to hierogylphics, readers will learn all about the Egyptian dynasty in this fascinating book! Appealing photos and engaging text invite readers to learn about ancient Egypt.

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh 6-Pack

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh 6-Pack

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Hatshepsut was a young woman who became the first female Pharaoh of Egypt and ruled for about 20 years! Readers will learn about Hatshepsut's amazing life as she made her way from regent to queen of Egypt in this captivating biography.

India 6-Pack

India 6-Pack

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Many different people have lived in India for thousands of years. Readers will learn about some of the people who have lived there and influenced the Indian religions, culture, and way of life.

Siddhartha Gautama: "The Buddha" 6-Pack

Siddhartha Gautama: "The Buddha" 6-Pack

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Siddhartha Gautama was born to an Indian king and later changed Indian culture through his beliefs. This inspiring biography allows readers to explore the incredible life of Siddartha Gautama and learn how he later became known as "The Buddha".

Rome 6-Pack

Rome 6-Pack

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Julius Caesar, gladiators, aquaducts, and The Colosseum are just a few of the topics discussed in this incredible book. Children will be engaged and fascinated as they learn what a big impact the Romans had on the past and on our lives today.

Julius Caesar: Roman Leader 6-Pack

Julius Caesar: Roman Leader 6-Pack

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Born in 100 B.C., Caesar grew up to be a talented leader who had a very successful military career. This enlightening and appealing biography illustrates to readers the powerful role that Julius Caesar played in Rome.

Egypt 6-Pack

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh 6-Pack

India 6-Pack

Siddhartha Gautama: "The Buddha" 6-Pack

Rome 6-Pack

Julius Caesar: Roman Leader 6-Pack

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Greece 6-Pack

Greece 6-Pack

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This fascinating book reveals how various civilizations, Greek gods, and Greek wars influenced Greek culture. The beautiful images, stunning facts, and supportive text work together to teach readers about Greece.

Socrates: Greek Philosopher 6-Pack

Socrates: Greek Philosopher 6-Pack

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Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped shape Greek beliefs. Readers will find out how Socrates' ideas and beliefs can still be found today in this captivating biography.

China 6-Pack

China 6-Pack

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Chinese culture has changed greatly over the years, but the Chinese people still celebrate the great changes in their culture and nation. This appealing book will teach readers about the incredible history of China.

Confucius: Chinese Philosopher 6-Pack

Confucius: Chinese Philosopher 6-Pack

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Confucius is now considered the greatest philosopher in Chinese history. This inspiring and enlightening biography will allow readers to discover Confucius' life of peace and harmony, his beliefs, and his philosophies that people still use today.

Sub-Saharan Africa 6-Pack

Sub-Saharan Africa 6-Pack

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Trade routes gave rise to the ancient kingdoms in Africa, providing a rich history in culture, trade, and tradition. This appealing book allows readers to explore the civilization, people, culture, religion, history, and traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mansa Musa: Leader of Mali 6-Pack

Mansa Musa: Leader of Mali 6-Pack

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Mansa Musa was the king of Mali as it became one of the largest empires during the time of Musa's rule. Readers will discover the life of Mansa Musa in this appealing biography that uses vivid images, appealing maps, and stunning facts to engage children.

Greece 6-Pack

Socrates: Greek Philosopher 6-Pack

China 6-Pack

Confucius: Chinese Philosopher 6-Pack

Sub-Saharan Africa 6-Pack

Mansa Musa: Leader of Mali 6-Pack

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Mesopotamia 6-Pack

Mesopotamia 6-Pack

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The ancient city of Mesopotamia was located in the Middle East and was made up of empires. Explore these incredible empires and discover how each made contributions and influenced the world as it exists today.

Hammurabi: Babylonian Ruler 6-Pack

Hammurabi: Babylonian Ruler 6-Pack

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Hammurabi was king of Babylon and later became the king of Mesopotamia. This fascinating biography introduces readers to Babylonian history and explains how Hammurabi changed Mesopotamia.

Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs 6-Pack

Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs 6-Pack

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This intriguing book features details about the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs and explores how each of them fell when Spanish explorers found their settlements.

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler 6-Pack

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler 6-Pack

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Moctezuma was the most famous ruler of the powerful Aztec empire. Readers will learn about Moctezuma in this fascinating biography that features vibrant photos, stunning facts, engaging sidebars, and supportive text.

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Add-on Pack

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$104.49

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Item Number: 10725


Expand your classroom library with additional copies of each book included in the World Cultures Through Time kit.

Mesopotamia 6-Pack

Hammurabi: Babylonian Ruler 6-Pack

Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs 6-Pack

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler 6-Pack

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Add-on Pack

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$41.79

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$41.79

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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

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