Be sure to check out all of Reading Through History’s teacher’s resource manuals.  Each one is loaded with tons of historical information, and useful activities for students!

The History of Halloween:

The History of Halloween is a resource manual for teachers and parents. This guide includes many tools to help teachers and parents facilitate their children’s learning experience as they read. It features historical lessons on topics related to Halloween, including the origins of the Halloween holiday, traditional foods & games, and Halloween around the world. There are also units of instruction focusing on the history of trick-or-treating and other holiday-appropriate topics. The guide also highlights literary influences on Halloween, such as “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, Frankenstein, and Dracula. The History of Halloween provides a thorough examination of the cultural and historical origins of Halloween, which help students to gain a broader understanding of the holiday. Exercises in vocabulary help to reinforce each lesson, while free response questions encourage students to consider each topic in different ways. Reading comprehension questions challenge readers to gain a deeper understanding of the material presented. The guide also suggests fun activities, recipes, movies, and safety tips to help create the ultimate Halloween experience for young readers.

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The History of Christmas:

The History of Christmas is a resource manual for teachers and parents. This guide includes many tools to help teachers and parents facilitate their children’s learning experience. It features historical lessons on topics related to Christmas, including the origins of the Christmas holiday (both pagan & Christian), traditional foods, pageants, decorations, and Christmas songs. There are also units of instruction focusing on the popular characters of the holiday such as Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty. The guide also highlights literary influences on Christmas, such as “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and A Christmas Carol. The History of Christmas provides a thorough examination of the cultural and historical origins of Christmas, which help students to gain a broader understanding of the holiday. Exercises in guided reading help to reinforce each lesson, while free response questions encourage students to consider each topic in different ways. Reading comprehension questions challenge readers to gain a deeper understanding of the material presented. Each unit also includes lessons which utilize maps, charts, graphs, and timelines. The guide also suggests fun activities, recipes, movies, and music to help create the ultimate Christmas experience of for young readers.

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Holiday Round-Up:

Holiday Round-Up by Reading Through History includes 246 pages of student activities dealing with virtually every holiday on the calendar (excluding Halloween and Christmas). The workbook features twenty-six different holidays, and includes more than fifty lessons, along with answer keys for each activity. It is the go to resource for any elementary or reading teacher in need of student activities related to these holidays. Each lesson has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, and student response essay questions. The holidays included are: New Years’ Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, St. Patrick’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Passover, Easter, Arbor Day, Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Constitution Day, Columbus Day, Ramadan, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving. Please keep mind, this volume DOES NOT include Halloween and Christmas. For lessons about Halloween and Christmas, please see Reading Through History’s other fine products which relate specifically to those holidays.

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The American Revolution:

This is the complete collection of Reading Through History’s seven-part American Revolution series. It contains 35 readings centered around the years leading up to America’s War for Independence and the events that took place during the conflict. Each one-page reading also has student activities to accompany the material. The lessons include guided reading activities, true and false questions, vocabulary activities, student response essay questions, and multiple choice reading comprehension questions for each lesson. There is also a section word builder to wrap up the activities and two ready-made tests. This workbook has the materials any teacher would need to thoroughly cover the events and figures of the American Revolution.

Topics include the French and Indian War, the Albany Plan of Union, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Intolerable Acts, the First Continental Congress, Lexington and Concord, Patriots and Loyalists, the Second Continental Congress, the Battle of Ticonderoga, Bunker Hill, Canada and New York, Common Sense, the Committee of Five, The Declaration of Independence, Women in the Revolutionary War, George Washington, The Crisis, Saratoga, African Americans in the Revolution, Valley Forge, John Paul Jones, the War in the
South, Benedict Arnold, The Battle of Yorktown, the Treaty of Paris, and more!

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The Roaring Twenties:

“The Roaring Twenties” includes 159 pages of student activities related to
the significant events and major figures of the 1920s. The workbook is divided into ten complete units and includes answer keys for each activity. This resource is tailor-made for any U.S. History teacher in need of information or student activities related to the 1920s. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, middle school or above, in need of resources for the 1920s, Prohibition, or the Harlem Renaissance. There are 38 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions. Topics include Isolationism, the Red Scare, speakeasies, bootleggers, flappers, the Tea Pot Dome Scandal, the Scopes Trial, Langston Hughes, F. Scott Fitzgerald and much more!

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The Great Depression & The Dirty Thirties:

This teacher’s workbook is divided into ten complete units and includes answer keys for each activity. This is the go-to resource for any U.S. history teacher in need of information or student activities related to the 1930s. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, middle school or above, in need of resources for the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, or the 1930s.

There are 40 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions.

Topics include the causes of the Great Depression, Black Tuesday, Hoovervilles, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, The New Deal, and the Dust Bowl.  Additional topics included: The Bonus Army, New Deal programs such as the WPA, CCC, TVA, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal Theatre Project.  Biographies featuring notable figures of the 1930s such as Woody Guthrie, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Mitchell, Huey P. Long, Amelia Earhart, Will Rogers, and John Steinbeck.

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African American History Volume One:

Reading Through History is pleased to present African American History: Volume One.  It includes 159 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events of African American history from the Middle Passage up to Jackie Robinson’s breakthrough in Major League Baseball. The workbook is divided into eight complete units. This is the go-to resource for any teacher in need of information or student reading activities in a U.S. History class, or African American Studies. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, whether it be elementary school, middle school, or high school. There are 37 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions.

Topics include: Triangular Trade & The Middle Passage, African Americans in the American Revolution, The Slave Codes & Nat Turner’s Rebellion, A Day in the Life of a Slave, The Underground Railroad, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, The Dred Scott Decision, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Abolitionists, The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Emancipation Proclamation, The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Buffalo Soldiers, Plessy v. Ferguson, The Jim Crow Laws, Sharecropping, The NAACP, The Tulsa Race Riot, The Great
Migration, The Harlem Renaissance, The Cotton Club, and The Tuskegee Airmen.

This volume also includes biographies for: Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Hiram Revels, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, WEB DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Weldon Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, and Jackie Robinson.

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African American History: Volume Two:

Reading Through History is pleased to present African American History:
Volume Two.  It includes 154 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events of African American history from Brown v. the Board up to Barack Obama’s election as president. The workbook is divided into seven complete units. This is the go-to resource for any teacher in need of information or student reading activities in a U.S. History class, or African American Studies. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, whether it be elementary school, middle school, or high school. There are 38 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions. Topics include Thurgood Marshall, the Little Rock Nine, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Riders, Emmett Till, Martin Luther King Jr., the Watts Riot, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, the Black Power Movement, Maya Angelou, and many more!

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Oklahoma History: Volume One:

Reading Through History is pleased to present Oklahoma History: Volume One.  It includes 178 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events in Oklahoma History from exploration to statehood. The workbook is divided into six complete units. Each unit includes a post-assessment as well as answer keys for each activity. This is the go-to resource for any Oklahoma History teacher in need of information or student reading activities. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, whether it be elementary school, middle school, or high school. There are 29 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions.

Topics include the early exploration of the region, the Five Civilized Tribes, the Trail of Tears, the Civil War in Indian Territory, Indian Territory during the Old West era, the land run, pioneer life, and statehood. There is also a focus on major figures such as Sequoyah, John Ross, Elias Boudinot, Stand Watie and many more. Oklahoma History: Volume One also highlights Oklahoma geography, including mountain ranges and rivers. 13 different map assignments will help students gain an understanding of the state’s topography.

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Oklahoma History: Volume Two:

Reading Through History is pleased to present Oklahoma History: Volume Two.  It includes 177 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events in Oklahoma History from 1907 through the present day. The workbook is divided into six complete units. Each unit includes a post-assessment as well as answer keys for each activity. This is the go-to resource for any Oklahoma History teacher in need of information or student reading activities. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, whether it be elementary school, middle school, or high school. There are 32 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions.

Topics include the Green Corn Rebellion, Tulsa Race Riot, Dust Bowl, Oil Booms, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. There is also a focus on major figures such as Jim Thorpe, Frank Phillips, “Alfalfa” Bill Murray, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Woody Guthrie, and many more. Oklahoma History: Volume Two also highlights Oklahoma geography, including lakes and city locations. 8 different map assignments will help students gain an understanding of the state’s topography.

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The Cold War:

The Cold WarThe Cold War by Reading Through History includes twenty-five reading activities covering topics that span from the origins of communism to the downfall of the Soviet Union. Each set of reading activities is followed up with multiple choice reading comprehension questions, a matching and vocabulary section concerning the content, and a series of fill in the blank answers. Each section also includes a set of student response writing questions that challenge the reader to consider the content in ways that foster critical thinking skills. The workbook has over 70 pages of student activities, meaning that a world history, U.S. history, home school, or reading teacher will never be at a loss for materials concerning the Cold War again. We have even included a final test with fifty multiple choice questions, meaning everything is included for teaching an entire unit over the Cold War.

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The Great Supreme Court Cases:

Supreme CourtReading Through History is pleased to present The Great Supreme Court Cases.  It includes 173 pages of student activities related to the most significant Supreme Court cases in United States history. The workbook is divided into eleven complete units. This is the go-to resource for any Government, Civics, or U.S. History teacher in need of student reading activities. This manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any middle school or high school classroom. There are 39 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions.

Court cases include: Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. the Board of Education, Tinker v. Des Moines, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade and many, many more! There is also an introductory unit which focuses on the procedures and history of the United States Supreme Court. This updated edition includes all court cases required by Advanced Placement!

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Personal Finance:

Reading Through History is pleased to present the Teacher’s Edition of “Personal Finance: The Path to Financial Literacy”.  This workbook includes 75 pages of student activities related to various personal finance topics. The workbook includes 14 individual lessons, as well as two fifty-question post-assessments. There is also an answer key for each activity and test. This is the go-to resource for any teacher needing to teach students a personal finance unit. The book covers all requirements included in most programs related to personal finance. It is sure to be an almost perfect fit for any classroom, be it elementary, middle school or above. Each lesson has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, fill-in-the-blank activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions. The lesson topics include (but are not limited to): earning an income, setting a budget, taxes, financial service providers, saving for retirement, borrowing money, and choosing a home. Other lessons also focus on consumer fraud, bankruptcy, gambling, and charitable giving.

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The President & The Executive Branch:

Are you teaching elementary social studies? Maybe a middle school civics
class? Or even a high school government course? “The President &
The Executive Branch has the information and student assignments you’re looking for.  “The President & The Executive Branch” has everything a teacher could possibly want!  In just under 100 pages, students will gain a solid understanding of the following: The Presidency, The Vice Presidency, The White House, and the Roles of the President.

Other topics include:Primary Elections, Presidential Nominating Conventions, The Electoral College, The Formal and Informal Qualifications for President, First Lady of the United States, The Secret Service, Air Force One, The Cabinet, The Bureaucracy, The Presidential Staff, The Growth of Presidential Power, Executive Orders, Impeachment, Inauguration Day, State of the Union Address, Presidential Traditions, and much more!  Each lesson includes a number of student activities including multiple choice questions, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions.

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