9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Scholars in Action: Analyzing 19th-Century Letters
Negative, "Letters. Posting of letters III," c.1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Watch a scholar interpret letters from labor activist and reformer Sarah[...] »

Boston's Bloody Affray
Broadside from Boston, 1770, "Horrid Massacre!"

A struggle over naming a struggle—when and where did the Boston Massacre[...] »

Post-1865

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States[...] »

Close Reading of a Primary Document
Photo, Ostrich reads newspaper of caretaker. Flickr

On the website Historical Thinking Matters, a student reads aloud a[...] »

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

Primary Source Sets on the Web

Check out these sites for primary sources grouped into sets by topic, grade-[...] »