6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

An American Family: The Beecher Tradition
Picture of the Beecher family c.1850. Taken by Mathew Brady, New York.

Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe's family was also involved in[...] »

1775 Colonial Newspaper Article

Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article[...] »

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

Creating Campaign Commercials

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