US History Primary Source Readings: Full-Year BUNDLE (1776-1989). GOOGLE 1:1!

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    Student-Centered, Google Compatible, and requires NO PREP! This US History "Voices From History" Bundle is aligned with current educational standards and promotes literacy skills as well as independent learning. Students will remain engaged in the reading passages through the use of close-reading activities. This bundle includes 47 different primary source reading sets that span the length of a US History / American History course, beginning with the American Revolution and finishing with the end of the Cold War. Not only are these resources great to supplement your social studies lessons, but they are also helpful to have on-hand for substitutes, or to use for end-of-year review!


    • 47 primary source reading comprehension sets (covers the American Revolution - the Cold War)
    • Topics are chunked chronologically into Six Parts
    • Teacher Guides
    • Cover Pages for Student Binders
    • Instructions for Annotating as they read

    With each of the 47 topics, you will get:

    *A Primary Source Reading

    *A Close Reading “Can You Find?” Chart

    *Five “Can You Understand?” Questions

    *Two “I Can?” Short Responses

    *A Five-Question, Multiple-Choice Quiz

    *One Evidence-Based Long Response Writing Piece

    *Quiz Answer Keys

    Topic Sets:

    PART 1: American Revolution - Manifest Destiny

    -Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence

    -Excerpts from Washington’s Farewell Address

    -Duel between Burr and Hamilton (a letter from Aaron Burr to the doctor of Hamilton)

    -Lewis & Clark Expedition (several journal entries)

    -War of 1812 (a letter from First Lady Dolley Madison to her sister as she fled the White House)

    PART 2: Abolition & Social Reform- Westward Expansion

    -Slavery (Runaway Slave Newspaper Ads)

    -Indian Removal Act (a letter from Davy Crockett)

    -Women's Rights (the Declaration of Sentiments, and Sojourner Truth's "Aint I a Woman?" speech - which could also tie to Abolition)

    -Mexican-American War (Polk announces a war with Mexico)

    -California Gold Rush (A miner's story)

    -Abolition Movement (a letter to abolitionist John Brown, and an article written by Frederick Douglass in the North Star)

    PART 3: Civil War - Industrial Revolution

    - Pre-Civil War Tension (Lincoln- “A House Divided” Speech; John Brown- Speech after Harper’s Ferry)

    - Civil War (Statement of South Carolina’s secession, Gettysburg Address)

    - Reconstruction (Freedman’s Bureau, and “The Southern States” article)

    - Industrial Revolution (“The History of Standard Oil” excerpts, and Lewis Hines- reports on child labor)

    PART 4: Progressive Era - World War I

    -Worker’s Rights (Samuel Gompers message to Congress)

    -The assassination of William McKinley (Teddy Roosevelt’s First Annual Message)

    -The Roosevelt Corollary

    -Pure Food and Drug Act

    -Anti-Lynching Campaign (Ida B. Wells at the National Negro Convention)

    -Settlement / Hull House (A fundraising brochure)

    -World War I (Diary from the sinking of the Lusitania, and song lyrics- “Over There”)

    PART 5: Roaring 20's - World War II

    -Women’s Suffrage (National American Woman Suffrage Association flyer)

    -Prohibition (Volstead Act and Repeal Opinion-Piece Articles, letter from the IRS about Crime Boss Al Capone)

    -The Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes Poem)

    -The Great Depression (a bank employee’s experience, and FDR’s Second Inaugural Address)

    -World War II (FDR asks for a declaration of war on Japan, and a story about Japanese Internment)

    PART 6: Civil Rights Movement - Cold War

    -Civil Rights Movement (Jackie Robinson- interview with the Brooklyn Dodgers; Martin Luther King Jr.- “Letters from Birmingham Jail”)

    - McCarthyism (a telegram from McCarthy to President Truman)

    -Nuclear Fear & Proliferation (Fallout Shelter Pamphlet)

    -Death of JFK (NBC news report after the funeral)

    -Woodstock (a newspaper article)

    -Kent State Shootings (song- “Ohio”)

    -Watergate Scandal (Memorandum for prosecuting Nixon)

    -End of the Cold War (Reagan- “Tear Down This Wall” speech)

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