College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 6–8

Stories │ Drama │ Poetry │ Informational Texts: English Language ArtsInformational Texts: History/Social Studies Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects

LEGEND FOR CONTENT TYPE:

(L) – Lesson │ (W) – Website │ (B) – Blog │ (P) – Prezi │
(F) – Feature, Magazine Feature │ (I) – Interactive, Launchpad │ (V) – Video

Guampedia logo

Guampedia

Guampedia, Guam’s online encyclopedia, informs of the unique history, culture, environment and present-day society of the Pacific Island of Guam.

Veterans History Project

Veteran’s History Project

The Project is an on-going oral history project from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, dedicated to collecting and preserving the experiences of thousands of American veterans. It also includes the stories of U.S. citizen civilians actively involved in supporting the war effort.

Albert Einstein

PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This quintessentially American story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

Albert Einstein

PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish Life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

A preview of "Constitution USA"

Constitution USA

This four-hour PBS series introduces viewers to some of today’s major constitutional debates—free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, voting rights, separation of church and state, presidential power in the post-9/11 world, to name just a few—and the fascinating stories of the people they affect every day.

A preview of "Constitution USA"

Constitution USA

This four-hour PBS series introduces viewers to some of today’s major constitutional debates—free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, voting rights, separation of church and state, presidential power in the post-9/11 world, to name just a few—and the fascinating stories of the people they affect every day.

  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    Created April 2, 2013

    Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    A crop of "Guerrilla Warfare. Picket Duty in Virginia," 1862Directions: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of “Chamberlain,” a chapter from Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson and the Crisis in the Dominican Republic

    Created March 25, 2013
    LBJ: Honduran soldiers

    In this lesson, students look at the history of the United States’s relationship with Latin America, and they then evaluate the competing priorities which shaped the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965.