Sequenced text sets with higher-order questions for ELA, Social Studies, and Science
English Language Arts
Navigating the Stars
This set celebrates Asian/Pacific American heritage as students examine legends, informational texts and videos to learn about ancient Polynesian culture and sailing techniques.
This Knowledge Set introduces historical thinking and inquiry skills as students examine letters from different periods in US history.
Stories in Stanzas
The purpose of this Knowledge Set is to grow students' appreciation of poetry and help them explore how poetry can be used to reveal an author's values and experiences.
Literature Set: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This Literature Set includes a variety of texts that provide historical context and thematic connections to help students gain a deeper understanding of Anne Frank's Holocaust diary.
Literature Set: Night
This Literature Set provides context and background information to support students as they read Night by Elie Wiesel.
Black History Month: Why Celebrate?
This Knowledge Set explores reasons for celebrating Black History Month and highlights the impact that the Civil Rights Movement continues to have on social activism today.
To Eat or Not to Eat?
This Knowledge Set is designed to help students build their understanding of argumentative writing and practice evaluating an author's claims and evidence.
This Knowledge Set is designed to help students analyze multiple perspectives related to digital privacy.
Revolutionary Art and Trailblazing Artists
This Knowledge Set celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and explores how the arts can be used to foster cultural identity and promote social change.
Fake News: Who's Responsible?
This Knowledge Set is designed to promote media literacy and examine the responsibilities of individuals and technology companies for reducing fake news.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights
This Primary Source Set is designed to help students analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Pilgrims & the Mayflower Compact
This Primary Source Set is designed to help students explore why the Pilgrims emigrated to America and the difficulties they encountered during and after their journey.
Letters from Birmingham
This Primary Source set is designed to help students analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" and other primary sources that reveal the political and social climate of the South During the Civil Rights Movement.
Evaluating the Gettysburg Address
This Primary Source Set is designed to help students analyze the Gettysburg Address and better understand the political and social attitudes in Northern and Southern states during the Civil War.
More Than Stones & Symbols
This Knowledge Set encourages dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols and monuments continue to influence society today.
Thinking Like a Historian
This Knowledge Set explores how authors use personal narratives and autobiographical poems to reveal their values and share stories from their lives.
Lessons from Japanese Internment
In this Knowledge Set students will read primary and secondary sources to deepen their understanding of the political and social climate of the U.S during WWII and the events leading to Japanese internment.
Suffragists, Scientists & Activists
This Knowledge Set explores how women around the world have challenged social constraints and worked to promote equal rights.
New Planets, Old Questions
In this Knowledge Set students will learn about recent developments in space exploration and explore questions regarding the possibility of extraterrestrials.
The Vanishing Sun
This Knowledge Set promotes scientific inquiry as students learn how ordinary people and scientists across the US are planning to study the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
Hurricanes: Risks & Resilience
This Knowledge Set helps students explore the impacts of hurricanes and the ways individuals and governments can work together to support disaster relief efforts.
This Investigation Set is designed to promote the importance of accurate measurement in science and to encourage familiarity with the metric system.
The State Matters!
This Investigation Set is designed for students to understand the different states of matter and how the arrangement of atoms and molecules affects their properties.
Reading Like a Scientist
This Knowledge Set is designed to help students explore scientific texts, how to read them and their importance.
This Knowledge Set is designed for students to explore the characteristics of earthquakes and how to prepare for them.
This Investigation Set is designed for students to explore eukaryotic cell structure and mitosis.
This Investigation Set is designed for students to understand convection currents and their effect on plate tectonics.
Conservation of Mass
This Investigation Set is designed for students to understand the conservation of mass and its validity as a universal scientific law.
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