6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Declaration of Independence

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

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America

180 documents and artifacts interpret 19th-century westward exploration and[...] »

Post-1865

What Does It Mean to Be an American?

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

Mexican-American War and the Media
Watercolor, Sam in a knife-fight, 1840s, S Chamberlain, U.S.-Mexican War.

More than 5,500 transcribed newspaper articles related to the Mexican-[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Reading in the History Classroom
Photography, Huge Stack of Books at University of Illinois, 2 June 2006, Benjami

Do students need reading skills specific to the history classroom? Click[...] »

Using Technology

DocsTeach

Find primary sources and the tools to present them to students—in one place[...] »