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How do you truly engage students in learning history? When students make personal connections to the subject, they're much more motivated to learn. This Spanish book provides firsthand accounts of history that give personal insights into historical events. Students will examine the land purchases that doubled the size of America to include the Louisiana Territory, the Texas Territory, the Oregon Country, Florida, and Alaska. They'll also learn about significant battles such as the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican-American War, and more. With a visually appealing layout, this book features captivating text, fun facts, sidebars, and time lines that help students grasp the essential concepts they need to know at their grade level. Packed with information and primary source maps, images, and documents, these books are perfect for reports or projects. The Read and Respond post-reading questions and a culminating activity sharpen critical-thinking skills while building reading comprehension and vocabulary.