Essential American Documents and Speeches - Volume One

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Page Length: 128 pgs
Copyright: 2013
Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Item Code: 309309
ISBN: 9781620191323

A comprehensive understanding of citizenship is essential for full participation in the democratic process, and Essential American Documents and Speeches will give your students a strong foundation. Essential American Documents and Speeches is an anthology of nonfiction texts representing the breadth of American thought and philosophy from the nation’s founding to the present day.

Each document is introduced with historical context, key phrases, and rhetorical techniques to be aware of, as well as pre-reading questions that promote active comprehension.

Essential American Documents and Speeches will help you

  • save time searching for rigorous nonfiction texts to meet the Common Core State Standards
  • shape class discussion, activities, and questions with historical context for each document
  • demonstrate to your students the persuasive power of several rhetorical techniques
  • promote critical thinking about, and evaluation of, ideas that have shaped U.S. history

Our Literary Touchstone Classics are unabridged, complete texts, and come with unbelievable prices. Each book is a value-priced, high-quality trade paperback, which you will receive for at least 50% off retail.

Your students will benefit from:

  • Reading pointers highlighting themes and providing background;
  • Line numbers and sidebar notes in every Shakespeare play;
  • A glossary defining difficult vocabulary and allusions;
  • Prices so low that students can annotate their own books.

Sturdy bindings, premium paper, and American-made construction are always used to ensure you get the most out of your Literary Touchstone Classic, perfect for any classroom or library.

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