Featured! Independence Day
Happy 4th of July! In honor of our nation's Independence Day, Teaching with Historic Places is excited to feature lessons about the Revolutionary War and the struggle for independence.
Check out the Independence Day feature page for more information.
Featured! Embattled Farmers and the Shot Heard Round the World: The Battles of Lexington and Concord
As part of Teaching with Historic Places celebration of July 4th and the nation's independence, we are featuring this lesson plan about the historic place where a “shot heard ‘round the world” sparked the American Revolution. This lesson is also about how works of art both depicted and shaped Americans' collective memories of the two dramatic battles.
New! 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.