FEATURED! Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial
President Franklin Roosevelt called it "a date which will live in infamy." On December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona was one of many casualties from the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which vaulted the United States into World War II. Today, the submerged ship is a memorial to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and a place to learn about the USS Arizona, the Pacific Fleet, and the events of that infamous day.
FEATURED! UNESCO World Heritage Sites
This December, Teaching with Historic Places Program features its lesson plans for five of the 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the United States. These historic sites are recognized around the world for representing universal significance to humanity. Bring these special places, like Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia, to your classroom this month.
Meet 21st Century State Standards with TwHP
Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans, based on the inquiry method, provide teachers with materials and question sets that encourage analytical thinking. This makes them a great choice for classrooms where students need to meet Common Core state standards and social studies standards based on the College, Career & Civic Life Framework.
Teaching Teachers Power of Place
Professional development materials include articles, media presentations, how-to guides, classroom case studies and other helpful resources.
To promote the benefits of combining classroom instruction, experiential learning, and civic engagement, TwHP suggests activities, highlights case studies, and provides other resources on the topic of service learning.
Youth Summits benefit middle school and high school aged students, educators, and community leaders by providing opportunities to participate in activities, discussions, and projects related to history, historic preservation, and heritage tourism in their communities.
Visit the Children's Corner for background information on the National Park Service, lots of fun activities, and information on getting involved in your national parks.
Find TwHP lessons featuring historic sites in Preserve America Communities.