NEW & FEATURED! Enduring Awatovi: Uncovering Hopi Life and Work on the Mesa
In this featured lesson for November (National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month), learn about traditional Hopi culture and farming at Awatovi, a historic pueblo where enduring Hopi traditions and American archeological research reveal much about this important place.
FEATURED! American Indian Heritage Month
November is National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month! In honor of it, Teaching with Historic Places is featuring lesson plans related to American Indian heritage sites and history.
Visit this page to see what is available on our website and click here for more information about Native American Heritage in the National Park Service.
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.