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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

America’s First Laboratory in Space

Students will read a passage about Skylab and learn about the three astronaut crews who lived and worked inside the space stati...

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

Louisa May Alcott: Novelist and Feminist

Students will read a passage about Louisa May Alcott and learn about the inspiration for her writing. They will also learn abou...

560 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Project Gemini: Stepping Stone to the Moon

Students will read a passage about Project Gemini and learn about America’s first spacewalk and first space docking maneuver. S...

467 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea

Biography: Dorothea Lynde Dix

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Dorothea Dix was an 18th century activist for the me...

957 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Gold Rush: Rise of the Golden State

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Gold! That was the cry in 1849 as the world began to...

453 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Gibraltar

by Mark Twain from The Innocents Abroad

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain is known for his fic...

496 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Biography: George Washington

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Mary Stoyell Stimpson wrote her book of American bio...

1,100 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Biography: Benjamin Franklin

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

This biography of Benjamin Franklin, written in 1915...

724 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Christmas in Germany

Germany gave us some of the most revered Christmas traditions, such as the decorated tree and gingerbread houses. Students will...

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

Washington. The Legislature. And The President’s House

by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation

Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...