6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

The Salem Witch Trials

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

Founding Mothers
wood engraving, Mrs. William S. Smith (Abigail Adams), Thomas Addis Emmet, NYPL

Sharp quills did the bidding of the even sharper intellects of the[...] »

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[...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Deciphering Primary Source Documents
Letter, Handwritten letter signed by Victor Séjour, Victor Séjour, NYPL Digital

Create scaffolding and careful preparation of documents to promote student[...] »

Using Technology

History Hitting Home: Children's History, Local History, and Digital Storytelling
Photo, Four black boys sitting on a cannon by a waterfront, W Jackson, 1902, LoC

Children's history, local history, and digital media—combine the three to[...] »