6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

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

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

Declaration of Independence

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

Post-1865

Teaching the Transcontinental Railroad

From Chinese immigrants to the Golden Spike, explore the history of 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

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

Diigo

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