9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Boston's Bloody Affray
Broadside from Boston, 1770, "Horrid Massacre!"

A struggle over naming a struggle—when and where did the Boston Massacre[...] »

Structured Academic Controversy (SAC)

Are classroom discussions about winning the argument or about understanding[...] »

Post-1865

Agents of Social Change: 20th-Century Women's Activism
Photo. Jessie Lloyd with an unidentified group. 1928

Source documents to help you approach 20th-century feminism.


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Everyday Life in the 19th Century
Winslow Homer, The New Novel, 1877

Wandering through time into our ancestors' attic.


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Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Sourcing a Primary Document
Photo, Geologist examining cuttings from wildcat well, Amarillo, Texas (LOC)

See sourcing in action, as a historian reads a document about the Scopes[...] »

Using Technology

Primary Source Sets on the Web

Check out these sites for primary sources grouped into sets by topic, grade-[...] »