This paired text science unit focuses on helping students answer this Big Question: How do we learn about the history of our planet and its people? This unit contains two lessons and a unit assessment. Each lesson includes teacher support pages, a 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: Otzi: A Window to the Past (Level V) and Oma Frieda's Trunk (Level S). An answer key is also included.