Ch 20: SAT Reading - US Documents & Speeches: Tutoring Solution

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The SAT Reading- US Documents & Speeches chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about US documents and speeches. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach important and historical documents and speeches required in a typical SAT prep course.

How it works:

  •  Begin your assignment or other SAT reading work.
  •  Identify the US documents and speeches concepts that you're stuck on.
  •  Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  •  Press play, watch and learn!
  •  Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  •  As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn US documents and speeches and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  •  Struggle with understanding important historical pieces such as the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, the Constitution of the United States or any other historical US document and speech
  •  Have limited time for studying
  •  Want a cost effective way to supplement their SAT learning
  •  Prefer learning SAT reading topics visually
  •  Find themselves failing or close to failing their US documents and speeches unit
  •  Cope with ADD or ADHD
  •  Want to get ahead in SAT prep
  •  Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  •  Engaging Tutors: We make learning US documents and speeches simple and fun.
  •  Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  •  Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live SAT reading tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  •  Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn US documents and speeches on the go!
  •  Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  •  Learn about the Great Global Conversation.
  • Analyze the Declaration of Independence.
  • Comprehend how the British reacted to the Declaration.
  • Review the Articles of Confederation.
  • Summarize the Constitution of the United States.
  • Study information about the Bill of Rights.
  • Learn about the Federalist Papers.
  • Analyze the Treaty of Paris.
  • Know the main idea behind the Gettysburg Address.
  • Understand the goal behind the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Analyze 'Freedom's Battle'.
  • Identify the 'Declaration of Sentiments'.
  • Comprehend Thoreau's 'Civil Disobedience' and 'Walden'.
  • Recall the 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'.

15 Lessons in Chapter 20: SAT Reading - US Documents & Speeches: Tutoring Solution
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The Great Global Conversation: Reading Passages on the SAT

1. The Great Global Conversation: Reading Passages on the SAT

The SAT has questions based on a text from the Great Global Conversation about freedom, justice, and human rights. In this lesson, we'll examine what the Great Global Conversation is, and what students can expect from this type of question on the SAT.

The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

2. The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. History and led to the country's independence from Great Britain. In this lesson, we will review the main components of this important document.

British Reply to the Declaration: Summary & Analysis

3. British Reply to the Declaration: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in United States history. Most of us know the charges against King George III. But what about his reaction? In this lesson, we will discuss his reply to the declaration.

The Articles of Confederation: Summary & Analysis

4. The Articles of Confederation: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the background leading to the Articles of Confederation. We will then summarize the different articles contained in the document and analyze their importance.

The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

5. The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

The United States Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. In this lesson, we will summarize its components, including the preamble, articles, and its first ten amendments.

The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

6. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.

The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

7. The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

The Federalist Papers are one of the most important documents in American history. The letters played a large role in ratifying the Constitution by teaching the public why the Constitution was needed and what exactly it contained.

Treaty of Paris: Summary & Analysis

8. Treaty of Paris: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the Treaty of Paris and the events that led up to its signing. After summarizing the treaty, we will analyze its aftermath.

Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis

9. Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis

This lesson discusses the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. Learn more about what Abraham Lincoln's speech means and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

10. Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the background of the Civil War and the role of slavery. We will then define the Emancipation Proclamation, summarize its key points, and then analyze the effects that it had on the Civil War and the United States.

Freedom's Battle: Summary & Analysis

11. Freedom's Battle: Summary & Analysis

''Freedom's Battle'' is a 1922 collection of essays and speeches by Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi. They express Gandhi's opposition to British rule and his philosophy of passive resistance.

Declaration of Sentiments: Elizabeth Cady

12. Declaration of Sentiments: Elizabeth Cady

The Declaration of Sentiments was one of the most important documents of the women's movement of the 19th century. Read about the Declaration's author, origins and goals, then test yourself.

Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience: Summary and Analysis

13. Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience: Summary and Analysis

Henry David Thoreau wrote the essay Civil Disobedience to show his opposition to slavery and American imperialism. His essay has influenced many prominent civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Summary and Analysis

14. Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Summary and Analysis

Henry David Thoreau was one of the most influential transcendental American writers and Walden was one of the movement's most important works. Let's explore why.

Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis

15. Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis

Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on and beats nine tough criticisms in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail.' Discover the hidden structure and radical rhetorical power of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most widely-read text.

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