Welcome to Reading Through History!
Welcome to Reading Through History! Be sure to check out our available lessons and education videos on YouTube. Our currently featured historical fiction novel is titled “Ryan’s Crossing”. It follows the story of Danny Stone, an American teenager who is engulfed in the hysteria and turmoil surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Join Danny and his friends as they experience those intense weeks of October, 1962.
This video series focuses on the history and function of political parties in US history and politics.read more
Resources for the 2016 Election!read more
While the British enjoyed a long list of advantages, there were several American advantages during the Revolution. First, the colonists were fighting for a cause they believed in. British soldiers were fighting because it was their job, while Americans were fighting for freedom.read more
On June 24, 1948, one of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War began when the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. For a few tense days, the world waited to see whether the United States and Soviet Union would come to blows. How was the standoff resolved?read more
The planning for what was called Operation Overlord – the Allied invasion of France -began late in 1943. Roosevelt chose Dwight Eisenhower to command the operation, and this was when he was officially given the title of Supreme Allied Commander of the European Theater of Operations.read more
Jefferson was a genius and widely regarded to be the most intelligent president America ever had. He spoke 7 languages and played 5 musical instruments. Adams wanted him to write the Declaration of Independence because Jefferson had “A peculiar felicity for expression.”read more
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