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American Government
             American Government



Very Quick Readers
     Why Do We Have Laws? (Very Quick Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)
     By Law or Birth (Very Quick Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Short Readers
     How Laws Are Made (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Why Do We Need Laws, Anyway? (Grades 2-3)
     How Laws are Made (Grades 3-5)
     Fugitive Slave Laws (Grades 4-5)
     Fugitive Slave Law (Grades 4-5)
     Jim Crow Laws (Grades 4-6)
     Draft Law and Riots (Grades 4-6)
     Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting (Grades 5-7)
     It's Dynamic! Laws of Motion and Speed (Grades 5-7)
     The Corn Laws (Grades 5-8)
     Texas Law Men, Part 1 (Grades 6-7)
     Texas Law Men, Part 2 (Grades 6-7)
     Newton's Three Laws of Motion (Grades 6-8)
     How a Bill Becomes a Law (Grades 6-8)
     Jews in Germany (Nuremberg Laws) (Grades 6-8)
     The President's Role in Passing Laws (Grades 6-8)
     Slavery and the Law (Grades 7-8)
     United States Immigration Laws 1900-1960 (Grades 7-9)
     United States Immigration Laws in the 18th and 19th Centuries (Grades 7-9)
     United States Immigration Laws 1960-2001 (Grades 7-9)
     From an Idea to a Bill to a Law (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grade 2-3)


What Would You Do?
     It's Against the Law (Grade 6-8)


Read and Color Books
            Independence Day
            I'd Like to Be a Judge
            A History of Father's Day
            Coming To America
            Our President Read and Color


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Changing Workforce
     African Elephants
     Alexander McCall Smith
     America's Library
     Aye-ayes
     Bengal Tiger
     Black Codes
     Bosco's Manners
     Chester A. Arthur
     Children Go to Work
     Eight Days of Light
     Fourth of July Sister
     Franklin Pierce
     Freedmen's Bureau
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Ingrid and the Minimum Wage Battle in Germany
     Jean Finds Out About the Requirements for U.S. Citizenship
     Keisha Suffers from Animal Cruelty
     Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
     Keith Interviews Mei, the Giant Panda
     Lost Treasures
     Martin Van Buren
     Myli Learns About Social Security
     Police Officers Protect Us
     Rosa Parks
     Sea Otters and Manatees
     Stinky Air, Get Away from There!
     The Canine Heroes of 9-11
     The Mysterious Colossal Squid
     The Real McCoy: The Life of Elijah McCoy, Inventor
     The Start of the Ku Klux Klan
     Ulysses S. Grant as President
     Who Cares About School?
     William Taft
(Grades 6-8)
     A Brief History of Hygiene
     A Day Without Immigrants
     A Little Mountain Escape
     A Revolver and a Showman
     Alex Flinn
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Anna Marie Jarvis: The Mother of Mother's Day
     Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 2
     Anti-Slavery Movement
     Attorney General
     Barack Obama
     Be a Comparison Shopper
     Benjamin Harrison
     Best Friends Animal Society
     Calvin Coolidge
     Captain Maher's Job: Is the Hudson River Safe?
     Charlotte Hawkins Brown
     Commander-in-Chief
     Confederate Flag Controversy
     Cultural Casualties of War
     Deadwood, South Dakota: Legendary Black Hills Landmark
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
     Dwight Eisenhower
     Edwin Hubble: Father of Observational Cosmology
     Elephants Never Forget Animal Cruelty
     Elizabeth Cady Stanton
     Frank Hamer
     Gerald Ford
     Gravity
     Gun Control
     Hillary Clinton Elected Senator
     Hillary Rodham Clinton
     How a Bicycle Works
     How Do People Protect Plants and Animals?
     How Does a Traffic Camera Work?
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma
     Inertia
     James Buchanan
     James Madison
     Jean Learns About Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 1
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 2
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 3
     Johannes Kepler and the Mystery of Six-Cornered Snowflakes
     John Adams
     John F. Kennedy
     Jumping, Leaping Horses!
     Kade's Story in Indonesia: Work in a Sweatshop
     Karl Marx
     Leaded Gasoline Becomes a Thing of the Past
     London
     Michelle Obama
     Minimum Wage in Germany
     Moliére
     Monopolies, Cartels, and Trusts
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part One
     Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
     Nancy Pelosi, Lady of Power
     Napoleon Bonaparte
     Napoleon's Wars
     Noise Pollution Near Home
     Office of Management and Budget
     Our Economy and the U.S. Constitution
     Parents Demand Schools!
     Pharmacist
     Poinsett: the Man Behind the Flower
     Pompey the Great
     President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and the Environment
     President George W. Bush
     Prohibition in Kansas
     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand
     Really Down on the Farm - "Sockless Jerry" and the Populist Party
     Reconstruction
     Recycling: Something Old Is New Again
     Richard Nixon
     Robert Newton Peck
     Sanitary Fairs: Civil War Fundraisers
     Secretary of Homeland Security
     Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
     Secretary of Labor
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs
     Social Sciences
     Soft Money
     Stinky Air Pollution and the Great London Smog
     Surrender
     Sweatshops in Indonesia: Kade's Story
     Tasmanian Devils
     The Age of Enlightenment
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2
     The Bone Fires, Part 2
     The Chinese Exclusion Act
     The Civil War and Inflation
     The Cree
     The Easter Lily
     The Endangered Species Act
     The Fifteenth Amendment
     The Fourteenth Amendment
     The Fourth of July
     The Gang's All Here!
     The History of the Bear Flag of California
     The Monster of Lake Champlain
     The President's Staff
     Thurgood Marshall
     Trail of Tears, Part 2
     Two Earth Days?
     Urban Planning
     Urban Planning
     Velma Bronn Johnston - Wild Horse Annie
     Victoria Woodhull
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     What Is Energy?
     What Is Wicca?
     What Makes You a Good Citizen?
     When Is Presidents Day?
     Whom Do You Honor on Veterans Day?
     Why Did Russians Come to America?
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     William Clinton
     William McKinley
     Woodrow Wilson
     Yellowstone Buffalo
     Young Immigrants and Crime in Germany - What Is the Connection?
(Grades 9-12)
     Crime and Young Immigrants in Germany - What is the Connection?
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor
     Ernest J. Gaines
     Fighting For Their Livelihoods-Labor Wars of the 1890s
     Grace Abbott: Child Labor Activist
     Harper Lee
     Kate Thompson
     Lorraine Hansberry
     Misguided Fanatic or Hero? John Brown
     Myanmar Cyclone Relief: Ler Shee's Story
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island
     The Brooks and Baxter War
     The Old Man of the Mountain

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
     Mission Implausible

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Iraq
     Iraq
     Modern Egypt - Traditions and Daily Life
(Grades 3-5)
     Delaware and the Underground Railroad
     Old Hickory
     The Star-Spangled Banner
(Grades 6-8)
     Canada--History
     Finland - Culture
     France - History
     John Grisham - Author
     Lithuania - History
     Minnesota
     Noah Webster
     Paraguay - Culture: Camilo Soares Machado
     Pennsylvania
     Poland - Culture (Nicolaus Copernicus)
     Rosa Parks – A Woman of Courage
     Spain - History
     Supreme Court Justice – Thurgood Marshall
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History
     Madagascar - History


Finish the Story
     We the People (Grade 3-4)
     Hometown Hero (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Jonathon Finds Two Feathers (Grade 3-6)
     Leave Those Eggs Alone! (Grade 3-6)
     What if There Were No Bill of Rights? (Grade 3-6)
     Martin's Dream (Grade 3-6)
     The Spooky Koops House (Grade 3-6)
     Firecracker (Grade 4-6)
     Missing Book Bag (Grade 4-6)
     Stereotype or Prejudice? (Grade 5-8)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Can You Guess the Job? (Grades 1-2)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     A More Perfect Union (Grade 4)
     Manners Mayhem at the Movie Theater (Grades 4-5)
     How to Handle a Theft (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 3-4)
     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grade 3-5)
     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Early Years of a Leader (Grade 4-5)
     Meet President Obama (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     Animal Outlaws (Grade 4-6)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NE is for Nebraska (Grade 4-6)
     NV is for Nevada (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     CSI: Fingerprints (Grade 5-6)
     My, Oh, My! Mummy Tales From Around the World (Grade 5-6)
     President Barack Obama (Grade 5-6)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)


American Government
             American Government



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