The National Park Service offers distance learning, field trips and curriculum materials in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers. The parks are America's greatest classroom, telling our stories, and conserving the best natural spaces the nation has to offer.
From lesson plans based on national curriculum standards to professional development opportunities to college-level historic preservation course outlines, the National Park Service has tools that can help enliven classroom presentations and engage students in learning about history.
Did You Know?
Abraham Lincoln and his family owned a pet dog while they lived in Springfield. Fido, a retriever/shepherd mix lived with the Lincoln's until they left for Washington D.C. Fido remained in Springfield with family friends. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois