6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

1775 Colonial Newspaper Article

Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article[...] »

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America

180 documents and artifacts interpret 19th-century westward exploration and[...] »

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[...] »

Reconstruction
Sketch, Sketches of the Signal Corps during the American Civil War, 1864 October

This video produced by Annenberg Media offers a comprehensive look at the[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

What Is an "Inquiry Lesson"?

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

Using Technology

DocsTeach

Find primary sources and the tools to present them to students—in one place[...] »