This is a set of four informational stories about the discovery and formation of America with vocabulary highlighted throughout in which students must use the context to determine the meaning of the words. One of the stories is longer, and will take two days, therefore, this is a week long activity. Student response sheets are included with each story, as well as teacher answer keys. I used this as a center, but it could easily be used as partner or whole group. My students really enjoyed this activity, especially because they recognized some of the facts in the story from social studies class. This also easily allows differentiation as explained in my directions included. Hope your students enjoy this as much as mine did!