American History Ink The Transcontinental Railroad
American History Ink brings history to life with illustrated historical fiction covering important eras in our nation's history! Improve comprehension of historical fiction through high-interest topics reflecting our nation's rich history, engage and motivate students with stories told through the eyes of adolescents of the time, and prepare students for high-stakes assessments.
These beautifully illustrated books represent important eras and events from American History in graphic, four-color texts. The 10-book series begins with the introduction of horses to American Indian culture on the Great Plains and ends with the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the determined efforts of rescue workers and workers in the days following Hurricane Katrina. Each book covers a topic commonly covered in American History courses. Texts are appropriate for use in history, humanities, and language arts courses.
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- Engaging, stories from history combine words and images to draw students’ interest.
- Historical fiction topics offer content-area reading practice in American history, social studies, language arts, and humanities classes.
- A story introduction provides background information, sets a purpose for reading, and activates before-reading discussion.
- Biographical sketches, maps, timelines, and fascinating facts reinforce and extend students’ understanding of the story and the time period.
- End-of-book activities encourage students to apply critical thinking to personal responses and to vocabulary practice.