American History Learning Tasks

America - still a young country by world standards - began as an experiment in self-government. This collection includes stories of America's people as they follow a path of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Examining Primary Source Images for Author's Purpose

Identifty Key Ideas or Concepts

Inferring the Author's Meaning

Making Connections between Ideas in the Text

Reading to Determine Central Ideas

Self-Esteem and Courage as Character Traits

Supporting Inferences with Evidence from the Text

Thinking and Analyzing the Text as You Read

Tracing and Evaluating the Author's Evidence

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