This is a great concise two page close reading with interesting visuals and key concepts for social science clearly stated. The close reading has wide margins for annotation. It comes with an annotation guide. Key Common Core vocabulary for social sciences are bold throughout. The reading details the rise and decline of the Byzantine Empire including: geography, trade routes, Theodora, Justinian, Justinian's Codes, Hagia Sophia and other major achievements.
For an extra homework, or further processing students complete a reading analysis Common Core worksheet. It includes an answer key!
Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania