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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

Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant Between New York and San Francisco

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s tra...

322 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

To the Golden Gates

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...

572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Plains of Nebraska

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robe...

The Emigrant Train

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Chapter 2 passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Stev...

Madam C.J. Walker: Self-Made Millionaire and Philanthropist

Students will read a passage about Madam C.J. Walker and learn about her success as a businesswomen and philanthropist. Student...

549 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

First American Woman in Space: Sally Ride

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

Although the U.S. manned space program began in 1959...

283 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Dr. Dian Fossey: Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist

Students will read a passage about Dr. Dian Fossey and learn about her extensive efforts to study and protect the critically en...

814 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Summary

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Abigail Adams’ letters to her husband, John Adams, reveals much of the inner workings of the early Founding Fathers. In this ex...

261 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea

The 19th Amendment: Votes for Women

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

One hundred years ago women were not allowed to vote...

444 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Up From Slavery: Boyhood Days

by Booker T. Washington from Up From Slavery

Chapter 2 passage: Educator, author, leader, preside...

470 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea