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History Reading Passages

Works of history explore a person, event, or other meaningful part of the past. These works examine the subject in detail, especially as the subject relates to subsequent events or how the subject had an impact on society. 

(131) Results for History Reading Passages

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Part Two

by Benjamin Franklin from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most co...

383 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Carving Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is an iconic US landmark in South Dakota. It features the sculptures of four US Presidents: George Washington, T...

486 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary

Dreaming Inside the Box: The Art of Joseph Cornell

Students will read a passage about Joseph Cornell and his unique art, creating shadow boxes. Students will answer questions abo...

784 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Star

Students will read a biography about Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph and the obstacles she had to overcome to be successful. Stud...

558 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Trash or Treasure?

Students will read a passage about the hidden treasures that archaeologists find in trash. Students will answer questions about...

709 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Olympics

The Olympics Games capture the whole world's attention every four years. Students will read a passage about the history of the ...

692 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, Symbolism

Telephones Past and Present

Students will read a passage about the history of the telephone. Then students will answer questions about details, cause and e...

484 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Summary

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous aviators of the 20th century. Students will read a passage about Amelia Earhart and ...

253 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

A Box of Colors

by RV staff writer

Students will read a passage about the invention of ...

244 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

Students will read a biography of Jane Addams and learn why she was an important historical figure. Students will answer questi...

494 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary