6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Declaration of Independence

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

Constitution Day 2010
Photo, recommended reading, March 18, 2008, neon.mamacita, Flickr

Explore these online Constitution Day resources for September 17 and[...] »

Post-1865

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of[...] »

African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from 1818-1907
Wood engraving, American Sketches:..., Nov. 18, 1876, Illustrated London News.

Pamphlets and documents from 1875 to 1900 highlight African American leaders[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Document Analysis Worksheets
Screenshot, "Written Document," National Archives

Find the National Archive's worksheets for analyzing a variety of primary[...] »

Using Technology

History Hitting Home: Children's History, Local History, and Digital Storytelling
Photo, Four black boys sitting on a cannon by a waterfront, W Jackson, 1902, LoC

Children's history, local history, and digital media—combine the three to[...] »