6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

The Salem Witch Trials

Absolving the guilty and punishing the innocent. Historian Elizabeth Reis[...] »

Declaration of Independence

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

Post-1865

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[...] »

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

Talking History

Students shy or hesitant to speak up? Check out these tips to get students[...] »

Using Technology

Creating Campaign Commercials

Students in Kristina Frank of Eagle Ridge Middle School's class script and[...] »