Address a variety of learning styles with reading passages that also contain embedded video links! These pages are easy to print-and-go OR send to your students to view through Google Classroom. If you find that your textbook is too wordy, this resource will be perfect for you!
This download contains 53 one-page reading passages covering the major topics for U.S. History to 1877 (8th Grade TEKS). Each page contains leveled text that targets a 7th-8th grade reading level.
To enhance comprehension, students can follow the embedded links to watch an appropriate video carefully chosen to align with each topic. Each video is accessible through a clickable link (if viewing digitally) and a QR code (if using a printed copy).
(All videos are publicly available on YouTube, published by reputable sources, and have been used in my own classroom. However, please screen prior to use with your students. I do not own rights to any of the videos.)
Please note that these readings are aligned strictly with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 8th Grade Social Studies. Well-rounded history instruction will most certainly require further student inquiry and discussion on the more complex topics and events.
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