Lessons by Grade Level: Middle School

    Middle School Lessons & Resources*

    Current ContextCoronavirus, Animals, and Human Health

    Student Journal Assignment: Help students document the impact of the pandemic. (UCB)

    Oral History Toolkit:  Teach children how to collect oral histories from friends and family members. (UCB)

    6th Grade Ancient World History & Geography

    Migrations of Early Humans: Evidence and Interpretations (6th grade primary source set)

    Ancient Hebrews (6th grade primary source set)

    Mesopotamia, Kush, and Egypt (6th grade primary source set)

    Hellenistic Culture (6th grade primary source set)

    Maurya Connections (6th grade primary source set)

    Silk Roads (6th grade primary source set)

    Religious Influences on the Roman Empire (6th grade primary source set)

    7th Grade Medieval & Early Modern World History & Geography

    Expansion and Fall of the Roman Empire (7th grade primary source set)

    Interactions in Baghdad and the Abbasid Caliphate (7th grade primary source set)

    The Mongol Empire (7th grade primary source set)

    South and Southeast Asia (7th grade primary source set)

    Was Slavery Always Racial (7th grade primary source set)

    Sikhism (7th grade primary source set)

    Christianity & Exchange - Guadalupe (7th grade primary source set)

    Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World (7th grade multi-lesson unit)

    Tenochtitlan (7th grade primary source set)

    8th Grade 19th C. US History & Geography

    The Declaration of Independence (8th grade lesson)

    American Revolution and Natural Rights (8th grade primary source set)

    Founding of the US (8th grade lesson)

    US and Native Relations in the Early Republic (8th grade primary source set)

    Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist Movement) (8th grade lesson)

    US Abolitionism (8th grade primary source set)

    The Civil War (8th grade multi-lesson unit)

    Western Expansion (8th grade lesson)

    Reconstruction (8th grade primary source set)

    Angel Island Immigration (8th grade primary source set)

    Current Context:  Roots of the Immigration Crisis (current events resource)

    *Notes:

    • For those resources marked as lessons, you'll find step by step directions.  
    • Those resources marked as primary source sets are designed to be used in historical investigations where students are asked a question (included), and then through careful review of the evidence in the set, develop their own interpretations in response.