6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

The Salem Witch Trials

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

An American Family: The Beecher Tradition
Picture of the Beecher family c.1850. Taken by Mathew Brady, New York.

Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe's family was also involved in[...] »

Post-1865

Television News of the Civil Rights Era
Image, Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970, 2005, UVa.

View contemporary coverage of the Civil Rights Movement from two Roanoke, VA[...] »

African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from 1818-1907
Wood engraving, American Sketches:..., Nov. 18, 1876, Illustrated London News.

Pamphlets and documents from 1875 to 1900 highlight African American leaders[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Document Analysis Worksheets
Screenshot, "Written Document," National Archives

Find the National Archive's worksheets for analyzing a variety of primary[...] »

Using Technology

Geo-Literacy Project: Students Explore Their World

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