6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Founding Mothers
wood engraving, Mrs. William S. Smith (Abigail Adams), Thomas Addis Emmet, NYPL

Sharp quills did the bidding of the even sharper intellects of the[...] »

Declaration of Independence

Historian Rosemarie Zagarri reads the Declaration of Independence closely,[...] »

Post-1865

Mexican-American War and the Media
Watercolor, Sam in a knife-fight, 1840s, S Chamberlain, U.S.-Mexican War.

More than 5,500 transcribed newspaper articles related to the Mexican-[...] »

Veterans, Oral History, and the Library of Congress
screenshot, veteranshistory project

Veteran oral history projects relate the classroom to real people and real[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Reading in the History Classroom
Photography, Huge Stack of Books at University of Illinois, 2 June 2006, Benjami

Do students need reading skills specific to the history classroom? Click[...] »

Using Technology

myHistro
Detail, homepage, myHistro, 2013

Combine maps and a timeline to tell the story of change over time and place[...] »