This paired text social studies unit focuses on helping students answer this Big Question: How did invention play a role in settling new lands? 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: Newspaper Archives (Level U) and Clara Brown: Angel of the Rockies (Level T). An answer key is also included.