6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

An American Family: The Beecher Tradition
Picture of the Beecher family c.1850. Taken by Mathew Brady, New York.

Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe's family was also involved in[...] »

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[...] »

Post-1865

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's[...] »

Television News of the Civil Rights Era
Image, Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970, 2005, UVa.

View contemporary coverage of the Civil Rights Movement from two Roanoke, VA[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Media Analysis Tools
Photo, Dwellers in Circleville's Hooverville, 1938, Ben Shahn, LoC

These worksheets from the Library of Congress help students analyze primary[...] »

Using Technology

DocsTeach

Find primary sources and the tools to present them to students—in one place[...] »