9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Primary Documents in American History

The Library of Congress presents 35 of the most important documents from[...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast.[...] »

Post-1865

Writing to Learn History: Annotations and Mini-Writes

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching[...] »

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

Do films capture your students' attention? Introduce them to Roosevelt in[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

The Research Paper: Developing Historical Questions

Research papers are not an archaic form of assessment. Learn how to help[...] »

Using Technology

Using Facebook to Engage with Historical Figures

Students interact with history by creating Facebook fan pages for historical[...] »