6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

The Salem Witch Trials

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

Civil War's Causes: Historians Largely United on Slavery, But Public Divided
Albumen print on carte-de-visite, Civil War Union officers in tent, 1862, Flickr

Major historic events are always shrouded in controversy. Check out this[...] »

Post-1865

Flint Sit-Down Strike
Photograph, Sitting down, 1930's, the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

Provides a multimedia introduction to "the greatest strike in American[...] »

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

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

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

What Is an "Inquiry Lesson"?

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of[...] »

Using Technology

Creating Campaign Commercials

Students in Kristina Frank of Eagle Ridge Middle School's class script and[...] »