Powerful words 4th: Primary sources and questions for grade 4

This 96-page Tennessee History for Kids booklet was created to help teachers cover the primary sources that are required in the social studies standards. Click
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In the booklet, students read a passage from an important document, book or speech, then answer questions about the content.

There are 30 "mini chapters" with passages from things such as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Star-Spangled Banner, the journal of Lewis and Clark, Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech . . .

. . . . Phillis Wheatley's poetry, Abigail Adams' letters, Dragging Canoe's famous speech, Eliza Bryan's New Madrid Earthquakes letter, John Donelson's journal, the writings of Mercy Otis Warren...

... The autobiographies of David Crockett and Frederick Douglass, John Smith's "Starving Time" journal entry, William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation," Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" editorial cartoon...

First person accounts of the Battle of King's Mountain, the Trail of Tears and Paul Revere's ride...


Each mini-chapter is followed by multiple choice questions about the text, and in some cases by writing prompts.

And all of this is entirely based on the Tennessee social studies standards for grade 4!

(Click on the image to the right to see what the table of contents looks like).

Booklets are only $2 each.

(PLEASE do not buy one and make copies. That makes it very difficult for us to continue to develop new products such as this one.)

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