6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Declaration of Independence

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

Prologue to Studying the Emancipation Proclamation

An 8th-grade class analyzes letters about the Emancipation Proclamation.


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Post-1865

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of[...] »

African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from 1818-1907
Wood engraving, American Sketches:..., Nov. 18, 1876, Illustrated London News.

Pamphlets and documents from 1875 to 1900 highlight African American leaders[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Four Reads: Learning to Read Primary Documents

Teach your students to read like a historian with this guided four-step[...] »

Using Technology

Social Pinboards

Organize and share your online finds using online social pinboard services[...] »