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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

Robert Louis Stevenson: Pirate Tales, Treasure Maps, and Monsters

Students will read a passage about Robert Louis Stevenson and learn about his famous books and stories. Students will then answ...

408 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Mercury 13: Paving the Way for Women in Space

Students will read a passage about the Mercury 13 and learn about the women who dreamed of being America’s first female astrona...

453 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

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

The Yosemite

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1...

925 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

To the High Mountains

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter IV passage: John Muir, famed naturalist and ...

853 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

A Bread Famine

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter III passage: Founder of the Sierra Club, not...

393 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

In Camp on the North Fork of the Merced

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter II passage: John Muir, founder of the Sierra...

866 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter I passage: John Muir was founder of the Sier...

The Extermination of the American Bison

by William Temple Hornaday

William Temple Hornaday was a zoologist and conserva...

659 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Fellow-Passengers

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

While more famous for his adventure novels such as “...

510 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary