6-8 Resources

Pre-1865

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[...] »

1775 Colonial Newspaper Article

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

Post-1865

The Thomas Jefferson Building: Secret Messages
Detail, The Thomas Jefferson Building homepage

What messages are hidden in art and architecture? Explore the Library of[...] »

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

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

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

What Is an "Inquiry Lesson"?

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

Using Technology

Kidblog

Set up and moderate an entire elementary class's worth of blogs at once.


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