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Bring the pages of history to life with primary source documents! Primary sources help students achieve literacy in social studies by teaching them how to investigate and reflect on various social, economic, cultural, and geographical topics. Students will be engaged in reading about Alta California by examining the maps, letters, images, photographs, and art that emerged during the Mexican rule of California. This Interactiv-eBook integrates social studies content and literacy, and will engage students while enriching content-area instruction. Important text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. This leveled text offers instructional opportunities to guide students to increased fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text, and is aligned to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and other national and state standards. The Your Turn! activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. Map It! extends learning outside of the classroom with an activity that students can respond to at school or home. Explore California's rich history with this Interactiv-eBook!