6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

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[...] »

Declaration of Independence

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

Post-1865

Reconstruction
Sketch, Sketches of the Signal Corps during the American Civil War, 1864 October

This video produced by Annenberg Media offers a comprehensive look at the[...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's[...] »

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

DocsTeach

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