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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the twelfth grade reading level. They were selected from the Lit2Go free audiobook collection by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF. The Lit2Go Collection features more than 200 complete works including over 5,000 individual passages. Download the remaining chapters of books you are interested in from either the Lit2Go section of the University of South Florida on iTunes U site (audio only) or the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Lit2Go website (audio, text, and some suggested activities).

Grade 12 Summer Audiobook Sampler Florida Department of Education

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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the twelfth grade reading level. They were selected from the Lit2Go free audiobook collection by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF. The Lit2Go Collection features more than 200 complete works including over 5,000 individual passages. Download the remaining chapters of books you are interested in from either the Lit2Go section of the University of South Florida on iTunes U site (audio only) or the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Lit2Go website (audio, text, and some suggested activities).

    Common Sense: Part 1

    Common Sense: Part 1

    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Paine wrote it with editorial feedback from Benjamin Rush, who came up with the title. The document denounced British rule and, through its immense popularity, contributed to fomenting the American Revolution. In part one, the author discusses the origin and role of government.

    • 13 min
    The Emancipation Proclamation, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1863

    The Emancipation Proclamation, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1863

    The history of the United States can be traced through the significant documents that have guided and inspired generations of Americans. The Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln is one of many documents in Lit2Go's Historic American Documents collection. The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. The second order, issued January 1, 1863, named ten specific states where it would apply. Lincoln issued the Executive Order by his authority as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution.

    • 5 min
    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Chapter 1: The Grand Hall

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Chapter 1: The Grand Hall

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, around which the story is centered. In chapter one we find that the novel begins in Paris during the Festival of Fools. At the Palace of Justice, Pierre Gringoire prepares to present his play to the people.

    • 30 min
    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    Thomas Jefferson outlines the despot-like behavior of the King of Great Britain and declares that the United States of America will no longer recognize British rule. Part of FCIT's Historic American Documents Collection from Lit2Go.

    • 10 min
    Silas Marner, Part 1, Chapter 1

    Silas Marner, Part 1, Chapter 1

    Silas Marner, published in 1861, is a dramatic novel following the life of Silas Marner and his path from embittered outsider to proud father and respected citizen. In chapter one, Silas Marner, a respected resident of lantern Yard, is wrongfully accused of theft.

    • 24 min
    On Vaccination Against Smallpox, Chapter 2: "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variole Vaccine, or Cow-Pox, 1798"

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox, Chapter 2: "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variole Vaccine, or Cow-Pox, 1798"

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox is Edward Jenner's publication of his research into creating the smallpox vaccine. When in 1788 a smallpox outbreak hit Gloucestershire, Jenner noticed that people who worked with cattle and had caught the mild disease cowpox, which was not fatal, then never came down with smallpox. He found ways to test his observation, and in 1796 his experiments showed that giving a small dose of cowpox to a person gave that person immunity to smallpox. Despite much initial disbelief by his peers, the smallpox vaccine became one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs. In this chapter, the author describes the causes for the vaccine and symptoms of smallpox.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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