Political writings may
be fiction or non-fiction. They explore the activities of a government, state,
or society. These works are often critical of the status quo and illuminate the
shortcomings or corruption of those in power.
Forty-four men have
served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through
wars, economic depressions, and monumental achievements. Some were assassinated,
some died in office, two were impeached, and one resigned from office. The
stories of their lives reflects 200 years of American history. This reading set
on the presidents includes multiple grade levels and both fiction and
Reading Set: 10 Passages
The United States and Canada observe Black
History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the
commemorative month is a good time to celebrate the achievements and culture of
the black community, this focus should not be limited to only one month.
Students will benefit learning of the accomplishments and struggles of people
of color at any time of the year. This reading set includes all grade levels
and multiple topics.
Reading Set: 12 Passages
For centuries, humans have
attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each
person has in a society. This Reading Set is a collection of some of the most
important documents in this ongoing quest to form “a more perfect union.”
Reading Set: 5 Passages
The French Revolution
began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United
States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has
been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens
and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction
passages along with related reading comprehension questions.
Reading Set: 6 Passages
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, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, and Main / Central Idea
by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert from Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave
Sojourner Truth was a abolitionist, feminist, and po...
447 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Summary
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congres...
518 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary
President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In th...
683 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language and Main / Central Idea
by Abraham Lincoln
Noted for its beautiful and compelling language, Abr...
325 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Context Clues and Summary
by Theodore Roosevelt
An avid conservationist, President Theodore Roosevel...
689 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, and Summary