The teacher's guide is now available as a downloadable PDF file. Click on the brochure icon above to download the teacher's guide.
Introducing engaging supplement reading material that brings history to life for your students. American Lives takes a journey into the lives of famous and less well-known people, both native-born and immigrants, whose contributions have helped shape key periods in U.S. history. Fifteen high-interest biographies in each book profile a person's life in a cultural context. Follow-up exercises and activities enhance vocabulary skills and language development. And American Lives offers great flexibility. Lessons at each level can be taught in any order.
- High-interest profiles that foster historical and cultural understandidng of a person's life while strengthening reading, language, and graphic literacy skills
- A photograph and pre-reading questions that lead into the content of the lesson
- A profile of the historical figure, followed by comprehension text analysis, and vocabulary practice activities
- an exercise centered on a map, time line, or chart to expand ideas introduced in the lesson
- Connecting Today and Yesterday, an exercise that connects the lesson's themes to the present time
- A group activity and questions for writing and classroom discussion
- Follow-up exercises and activities to enhance reading skills and language develpment