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U.S. HISTORY SHORTS

U.S. HISTORY SHORTS 1 AUDIO CD

History Shorts are fun, “bite-sized” history lessons for students reading below grade level. These engaging programs were designed for students of all ages who need help learning the...

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History Shorts are fun, “bite-sized” history lessons for students reading below grade level. These engaging programs were designed for students of all ages who need help learning the basic concepts covered in U.S. history and world history classes. The low reading level and age-appropriate illustrations make the short, high-interest passages and activities appealing to struggling readers and students with learning differences.

The Shorts
Each 210-page binder includes between 28 and 30 one-page stories, or shorts, that focus on key historical concepts. Featured in 14-point font for easier readability, the shorts can be used as introductory lessons or taught in greater depth with additional resources. They also serve as an overview for topics that teachers wish to cover quickly.

Activity Sheets
Following each short are four activity sheets and a quiz. Students practice reading-comprehension skills and answer content-area recall questions; interpret maps, charts, and graphs; research significant historical people, places, and events; and express opinions through writing. The activity sheets include multiple-choice, short-answer, and extension questions as well as crossword puzzles. Each short also includes visual activity which consists of a map, chart, or graph. For each short, alone-page quiz assesses students’ understanding of the most important information. Quizzes include questions written in standardized test format. Answer keys are also provided.

Audio CDs (sold separately)
Two sets of audio CDs feature recordings of each of the shorts in the corresponding binders. This audio component helps improve comprehension for struggling learners and supports students with diverse learning styles. Two CDs are included in each set for Binder 1 and for Binder 2.

Digital Binders NEW
The digital binders on CDs enable teachers to use technology to enrich instruction with editable PDFs.

U.S. History Shorts Lessons

Pre-Colonization - Reconstruction Binder 1
• Early Native Americans
• U.S. Geography
• European Explorers
• Colonization
• The French and Indian War
• The American Revolution
• The Louisiana Purchase
• Lewis and Clark's Expedition
• Technological Advances
• The Cotton Kingdom
• The Civil War
• Reconstruction, and more
Mid-1800s through the Present Binder 2
• Native Americans
• The Industrial Revolution
• Immigrant Life
• The Spanish-American War
• The Panama Canal
• World War I
• The Great Depression
• The New Deal
• World War II
• The Cold War
• The Korean War
• The Civil Rights Movement
• The Vietnam War
• The Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01, and more

U.S. History Shorts Components
• 2 Reproducible Print Binders (sold separately or in a set)
• 28-30 One-Page Stories per Binder
• Activity Sheets
• Quizzes
• Answer Keys
• 2 Sets of Audio CDs (sold separately or in a set)
• 2 Digital Binders (sold separately or in a set)

Reading Level: 3-4.5
Interest Level: 5-12

 

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