Powerful words 5th: Primary sources and questions for grade 5

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 Frederick Douglass' autobiography, Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a woman?" speech, Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's second inaugural address, Sam Watkins' Company Aytch memoirs...

. . . . The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Twenty years at Hull House by Jane Addams, How the other half lives by Jacob Riis, the infamous Zimmerman Telegram...

... a letter from a Tennessee World War II hero to his family back home, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, Ronald Reagan's "Tear down this wall" speech...


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 5!

(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.)

here to order them!