6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

Declaration of Independence

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

The Salem Witch Trials

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

Post-1865

Veterans, Oral History, and the Library of Congress
screenshot, veteranshistory project

Veteran oral history projects relate the classroom to real people and real[...] »

Teaching the Transcontinental Railroad

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

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

Geo-Literacy Project: Students Explore Their World

Teacher Eva La Mar's third graders become historians, writers, and[...] »