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?
Mary Lincoln never returned to the family home in Springfield after the death of Abraham Lincoln. She instead lived in Chicago and in Europe until returning to her sister's house in Springfield later in life. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois