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[...] »

Prologue to Studying the Emancipation Proclamation

An 8th-grade class analyzes letters about the Emancipation Proclamation.


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Post-1865

The Thomas Jefferson Building: Secret Messages
Detail, The Thomas Jefferson Building homepage

What messages are hidden in art and architecture? Explore the Library of[...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for[...] »

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

Geo-Literacy Project: Students Explore Their World

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