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Jackie Robinson: The Man Who Changed Baseball Forever

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league...

1,006 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Racing Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail

Students will read a passage about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. They will learn about the history of the trail and the bre...

468 Words, 4th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Great Race of Mercy

Students will read a passage about sled dogs and the 1925 Great Race of Mercy. Students will then answer questions about the ma...

440 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Hallowe'en in America

by Ruth Edna Kelley from The Book of Hallowe'en

Chapter XV passage: Published in 1919, Ruth Edna Kel...

804 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues

The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World

Students will read a passage about the Yukon Quest and the difficult nature of the race. Students will then answer questions ab...

520 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Mushing During the Klondike Gold Rush

Students will read a passage about the role of sled dogs in the late 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. Students will then answer...

419 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Salem Witch Trials: The Dark Truth Behind Talking Animals and Flying Broomsticks

by RV staff writer JCH

A dark part of American history, the Salem Witch tri...

879 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...

429 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Confucius: The Most Famous Teacher in China

by RV Staff Writer JCH

Confucius changed the attitudes of the Chinese peopl...

539 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea