6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

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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The Salem Witch Trials

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

Post-1865

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[...] »

Teaching the Transcontinental Railroad

From Chinese immigrants to the Golden Spike, explore the history of the[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Media Analysis Tools
Photo, Dwellers in Circleville's Hooverville, 1938, Ben Shahn, LoC

These worksheets from the Library of Congress help students analyze primary[...] »

Using Technology

Win the White House

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