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CHAPTER COMPREHENSION STRATEGY (BBR): Preview a Textbook
LESSON 1: What Is History?
Student Edition
pp 2–17
Teacher Guide
pp 2–7
Student Guide
pp 1–7
KEY IDEAS
History is the story of the past.
Artifacts show us how people of the past lived.
We use many sources to learn about the past.
Time periods help us understand when things happened in history.
COMPREHENSION STRATEGY (Become a Better Reader)
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Books
Connor, Leslie. Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel. New York:
Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Duke, Kate. Archaeologists Dig for Clues, Let’s-Read-
and-Find-Out Science. New York: Harper Collins,
1996.
Hamilton, John. Primary and Secondary Sources,
Checkerboard Science Library Straight to the Source.
Minneapolis: Checkerboard Library, 2004.
Hoose, Phillip. We Were There, Too! Young People in
U.S. History. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux,
2001.
Shelby, Anne. Homeplace. New York: Orchard Books,
2000.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Show Way. New York: Putnam
Juvenile, 2005.
Websites
50states.com
Facts and links about Massachusetts, including a list of
famous New Englanders. (Warning: This site has ads.)
www.50states.com/massachusetts.htm
Dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids
Games, facts, a spot for readers’ submissions, questions
for “Dr. Dig,” links, and other archaeological
information.
www.digonsite.com/
Family Tree Kids!
Genealogy games, tips, and a downloadable family tree
form. (Minimal ads.)
kids.familytreemagazine.com/kids/FamilyTreeForm.asp
National Archives
This site gives you access to countless historical
documents and photographs. Try using Research Our
Records and Search by Topic to get started.
www.archives.gov/research/
Massachusetts Historical Society
Did you know the Massachusetts Historical Society was
founded in 1791? Their website has lesson plans for
teachers and information about research and collections,
most notably the papers of John Adams, John Quincy
Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
www.masshist.org/
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let us know so we can update our materials.
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