With Voices from Primary Sources, you can turn history into an exciting view of critical times as they were lived by real individuals. Make the events, places, and people of the past come alive through eyewitness accounts of historical events. Includes a generous number of primary sources such as letters, journals, diaries, government documents, reports, newspaper accounts, political cartoons, and more. Explains how to read secondary sources such as maps, charts, graphs, timelines, and historical perspectives by more modern writers. Helps students to improve their reading comprehension and social studies skills. Provides excellent practice for responding to document-based questions (DBQs) on major tests. The book uses a scaffolded process to acquaint the student with DBQs. Unit 1: Understanding Basic Documents, Unit 2: Finding the Voice, Unit 3: Listening on Your Own, Unit 4: Test Practice with DBQs. For grades 6-8. Includes 128 pages. Softcover.