This paired text social studies unit focuses on helping students answer this Big Question: How can a great idea make our lives better? This unit contains two lessons and a unit assessment. Each lesson includes teacher support pages, a picture dictionary, a reading selection, and a variety of written and oral activities, including reading comprehension, close reading, vocabulary, and text-based writing activities. The reading selections in this unit are: Ideas and Inventions (Level H) and Ben Franklin (Level G). An answer key is also included.