America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 1: People by Kirk Schriefer

By Kirk Schriefer

The USA From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 publication sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy examining and dialogue texts. each one unit examines a component of the yank event that would really curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally freshmen overseas who need to know extra in regards to the humans, historical past, geography and tradition of this nice state. even though the passages are constrained to an simple point of language hassle, their variety is still vibrant and actual. Readers may be encouraged by way of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed through the great thing about the Grand Canyon, excited about the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned by means of the occasions surrounding Watergate. booklet ONE: humans A: Muhammad Ali B: Clara Barton C: George Washington Carver D: Emily Dickinson E: Amelia Earhart F: Jose FelicianO: Geronimo H: Ernest Hemingway I: Ishmael J: Jesse James ok: Helen Keller L: Bruce Lee M: Christa McAuliffe N: Ralph Nader O: Annie Oakley P: Rosa Parks Q: Anthony Quinn R: Betsy Ross S: Sacajawea T: Harriet Tubman U: Uncle Sam V: Sarah Vaughan W: Mae West X: Malcolm X Y: Cy younger Z: Babe Zaharias

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Ernest Hemingway died in 1961. World War II ended in 1945. INFERENCES 1) c 2) a WORD POWER 1) a 2) b 3) c 4) c 5) b 6) a CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS: 1) stepped 3) legendary 6) tiresome 7) charged 9) heaviest 11) symbolic 12) war 13) major 14) published DOWN: 1) stories 2) displayed 4) exploits 5) decorated 8) discouraged 10) solidify 12) writing H6 I: Ishmael 1 Call him Ishmael. He is the fictional narrator of the classic 1851 novel, Moby Dick. Herman Melville, the author, uses Ishmael to tell the story of Captain Ahab and his obsessive quest to kill the great white whale, Moby Dick.

4 Amelia Earhart initially burst onto the public scene in 1928 as the first female passenger on a transatlantic flight. She chronicled the event in a book and married the publisher, George P. Putnam, three years later. Then Amelia went against tradition by continuing her career under her maiden name of Earhart. 3 The only thing Amelia did with any consistency was take flying lessons Determined to justify the renown that 5 her 1928 crossing brought her, Amelia Earhart flew the same route solo on E1 May 20-21, 1932.

UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ 1) Jose Feliciano was born in Lares, Puerto Rico. 2) In 1963 a record executive from RCA saw Feliciano perform at Gerde’s Folk City in the Village. The executive was immediately impressed with Jose’s poise, talent and popularity with the audience. He signed Feliciano to a record contract even though he was there to scout another artist. 3) Jose Feliciano’s big break came when he released his version of “Light My Fire,” The Doors’ hit song. 4) Jose Feliciano continues to be active with an occasional TV appearance as well as twenty to thirty charity concerts a year for organizations serving the blind.

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