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Industrial Age and Immigration

Short Nonfiction for American History

Industrial Age and Immigration is the latest volume in the Short Nonfiction for American History Toolkit Texts, part of The Comprehension Toolkit series. This resource highlights multiple perspectives and diverse voices of this historical time period. The last section, from the 1960s on, includes articles illustrating present-day perspectives, events, and issues surrounding immigration and innovation.

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Kids need engaging texts and resources they can sink their teeth into, and they need and deserve to hear their stories told in history texts. Industrial Age and Immigration (1880–1940) highlights multiple perspectives and diverse voices of this historical time period. The last section of this resource, from the 1960s on, includes articles illustrating present-day perspectives, events, and issues surrounding immigration and innovation.

Anne Goudvis and Steph Harvey include 12 lessons for historical literacy that merge effective, foundational literacy practices with approaches to reading historical articles and primary sources. This volume includes: 

  • ·over 75 nonfiction articles across a range of reading levels 
  • a collection of rich historical images and primary sources that provide an authentic view of and unique insights into each topic
  • a full color Digital Companion Resource that includes all of the reproducible texts, primary source documents, and historical images is available online for projecting, group analysis, or to use with remote learning.

In order to engage with history, kids must connect to and see themselves in it. Help students to understand the power and potential of their own thinking and learning so that they can learn to think critically and connect history to their own lives. 

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