6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Charters of Freedom
Declaration of Independence, 1776, National Archives and Records Adminstration

Explore documents that helped to shape the history of our nation.


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Civil War's Causes: Historians Largely United on Slavery, But Public Divided
Albumen print on carte-de-visite, Civil War Union officers in tent, 1862, Flickr

Major historic events are always shrouded in controversy. Check out this[...] »

Post-1865

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

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

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-[...] »

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

Diigo

Bookmark, organize, annotate, and share research and resources with Diigo.[...] »