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[...] »

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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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[...] »

Reconstruction
Sketch, Sketches of the Signal Corps during the American Civil War, 1864 October

This video produced by Annenberg Media offers a comprehensive look at the[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

What Is an "Inquiry Lesson"?

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of[...] »

Using Technology

Win the White House

What does it take to win a presidential campaign? Try it yourself with this[...] »