6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Constitution Day 2010
Photo, recommended reading, March 18, 2008, neon.mamacita, Flickr

Explore these online Constitution Day resources for September 17 and[...] »

Civil War's Causes: Historians Largely United on Slavery, But Public Divided
Albumen print on carte-de-visite, Civil War Union officers in tent, 1862, Flickr

Major historic events are always shrouded in controversy. Check out this[...] »

Post-1865

What Does It Mean to Be an American?

An 8th-grade teacher asks: Was early 20th-century America a "melting pot" or[...] »

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[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

What Is an "Inquiry Lesson"?

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

Using Technology

Diigo

Bookmark, organize, annotate, and share research and resources with Diigo.[...] »