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NPS NPS TwHP Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Fire Island Light House, Mesa Verde, Charleston Market


Teaching with Historic Places
Introductory Video

 

Discover the Power of Place.

From ancient pueblos to the homes of Presidents to the streets of marches for equal rights, places listed in the National Register have powerful stories to tell. Authentic witnesses to the past, real historic places link us to and inform us about the people and events that shaped our world. The Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) engages students, educators, and historians in the process of investigating these places to better understand our history.

This video explains concepts and benefits of using historic places to improve both teaching and learning, describes lesson plans developed by TwHP, and shares experiences of educators who use the program.


Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas
Courtesy of Beth Boland


 

 


The Teaching with Historic Places video was developed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, in cooperation with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers with funding from the Cultural Resources Training Initiative.


 

NPS NPS TwHP Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Fire Island Light House, Mesa Verde, Charleston Market