6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

1775 Colonial Newspaper Article

Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article[...] »

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

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

Post-1865

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[...] »

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

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

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Talking History

Students shy or hesitant to speak up? Check out these tips to get students[...] »

Using Technology

Anthony Pellegrino: Let the Music Play!...in Our Classrooms
Photo, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, 2010, Flickr

Teach with punk, hip hop, and classic rock with these suggestions from[...] »