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Teaching with Historic Places

Heritage Education Services

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.


Teaching with Historic Places Bibliography

Online Resources

Campbell-Page, Theresa. "Lewis and Clark: Documenting Unique American Indian Cultures," Heritage Matters: News of the Nation's Diverse Cultural Herigage, December 2003, p. 6.

_____________. "Teaching with Historic Places Launches 100th On-line Plan with School Desegregation Lesson," Heritage Matters: News of the Nation's Diverse Cultural Heritage, June 2003, p. 3.

Chin, Michael. "Teaching American Diversity," Heritage Matters: News of the Nation's Diverse Cultural Herigage, December 2002, p. 3.

"Fort Frederica National Monument," Along the Georgia/Florida Coast, National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, 1996.

Harper, Marilyn."Including Historic Places in the Social Studies Curriculum." ERIC Digest, EDO-SO-97-13, October 1997.

Hunter, Kathleen. "Teaching with Historic Places." ERIC Digest, EDO-SO-93-7, September 1993.

"Introduction to Teaching with Historic Places." Teaching with Historic Places. Slideshow. National Park Service.

Koman, Rita G. "Historic Places: Their Use as Teaching Tools," Perspectives, Vol. 32, No. 2, American Historical Association Newsletter, February, 1994, p. 3.

Montalvo, Yolanda. "'The Trail of Tears' in the Classroom," Heritage Matters: News of the Nation's Diverse Cultural Heritage, December 2004, p. 3.

"Power of Place: PowerPoint Presentation Slideshow." National Park Service.

"Rancho Los Alamitos," Early History of the California Coast, National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, 1997.

Robinson, Holly A., et. al. Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. Prepared for the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, and the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1993, pp. 6, 48.

Sprinkle, John H. Jr. "School Desegregaton Study Leads to Formal Recognition and Lesson Plan," Heritage Matters: News of the Nation's Diverse Cultural Herigage, June 2002, p. 5.

"Teaching with Historic Places," Preservation Oklahoma News, Newsletter of Oklahoma's Statewide Preservation Community, Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. and the Oklahoma Historical Society, Vol. 9 No. 4, July 2003, p. 2.

"Teaching with Historic Places and Service Learning PowerPoint Presentation." Teaching with Historic Places. Slideshow. National Park Service.

Teaching with Historic Places Introductory Video. Film. Teaching with Historic Places. National Park Service.

"Web Tools for Teachers," MDCSS Chronicle, Winter 2011-2012, Maryland Council for the Social Studies, p. 14.

White, Charles. "Field Studies in the Methods Course." Teaching with Historic Places. National Park Service.

_____________. "Teaching with Historic Places: The Place of "Place" in the History/Social Studies Methods Course." Teaching with Historic Places. National Park Service.

Other Resources

"ABPP Education Workshop Produces Innovative Lesson Plans About Key Civil War Battlefields," Battlefield Update, Number 48, American Battlefield Protection Program, August, 1994.

Becker, Sally. "National History Program To Improve Teaching," Historic Southern Indiana Press Release, University of Southern Indiana, November 26, 1996.

Boland, Beth M. "Historic Places as Source Material: Using the National Register in Heritage Education," Historic Preservation Forum, Vol. 6, No. 1, January/February 1992, p. 35.

_____________. "The Individual in Historic Places," 2009 Theme Book: The Individual in History. College Park, MD: National History Day, 2008.

_____________. "Give the People What They Want: Using the Internet to Inform the Public," The Federalist, Newsletter for the Society for History in the Federal Government, Second Series, No. 11. Fall, 2006.

_____________. “Learning from the Lay of the Land: Internet Lesson Plans Highlight Cultural Landscapes,” Vineyard, Volume IV, Issue 1, 2003, p. 1.

_____________. "To Build a Better Mousetrap: Classroom Teaching and Your Historic Place," Interpretation, Summer 1995, p. 32.

______________. "The National Register of Historic Places: Honey Creek Rural Historic District," Old School, The National Trust for Historic Preservation Heritage Education Newsletter, Summer, 1991, p. 7.

______________. "The National Register of Historic Places: The Shelley House," Old School, Spring, 1991, p. 7.

______________. "The National Register of Historic Places: Solar Building," Old School, Fall, 1991, p. 9.

______________. "The National Register of Historic Places: NPS-NTHP-NCSS Teaching with Historic Places," Old School, Conference Edition, 1991, p. 6.

______________. "Teaching Teachers the Power of Place." edited by John Dichtl, 6. Vol. 32. National Council on Public History, 2011.

Boland, Beth M., Kathleen Hunter, and Kathy Tevyaw. "Interpreter-Teacher Partnerships: Teaching with Historic Places," The Interpretive Sourcebook: The Proceedings of the 1994 National Interpreters' Workshop, Gail A. Vander Stoep and Hyung-Yon Cho, eds. Madison, WI: Omnipress, 1994, p. 5.

Boland, Beth M. and Fay Metcalf. "Teaching with Historic Places," Magazine of History, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring, 1993, p. 62.

Brady, Robert H., Robert H. Lombard, and Charles S. White. "Life in the Past Lane: Illinois, Virginia, and the Information Highway," Historic Illinois, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Vol. 18, No. 1, June 1995, p. 9.

Conroy, Sarah Booth. "Bill and Tom's Excellent Adventure," Style Section, The Washington Post, Sunday, January 10, 1993.

"Curricula," archiNEWS, Newsletter of the Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Vol. 15, January 1993, p. 5.

Duncan, Patricia L. "Inspiring a New Generation: 'Teaching with Historic Places,'" Preservation in Print,Vol. 22, No. 6, Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office, August 1995, p. 7.

Durel, Anita. "Putting History in Its Place," Educational Exchange, Baltimore’s Child, April 1997, p. 41.

Friedberg, Betsey. "Teaching with Historic Places," Preservation Advocate, Vol. 22, No. 1 & 2, Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1995, p. 4.

______________. "Teaching with Historic Places," Preservation Advocate, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Spring 2002, p. 9.

Garfield, Leonard. "National Register: History Speaks," Preservation Washington, August 1991, p 7.

Gerber, Betty Jane Johnson. "Teaching with Historic Places: The Nation's History -- The Community's History," National Cathedral School, Fall 1994, p. 19.

"Goings On," Indiana History Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 1, Indiana Historical Bureau, March 1997, p. 6.

Griffith, Donna. "Teaching with Historic Places," Ohio Preservation: News from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Vol. XVI, No. 1, Winter 1997, p. 16.

Harper, Marilyn. "From the National Register of Historic Places: The Drew House," Heritage Education Resources Exchange, Newsletter of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Vol. 1, No. 1, January/February 1993, p. 3.

______________. "Teaching with Historic Places -- Enhancing Interpretive Programs," 1997 Interpretive Sourcebook: Proceedings of the National Interpreters Workshop, Lisa Brochu, ed., Beaumont, TX: National Association for Interpretation, 1997, p. 75.

______________. "Using Places to Teach Students About the Past," Archeology and Public Education, Vol. 6 No. 2, 1996, p.11.

"Heritage Education Projects Combine Science with History," NSTA Reports! Vol. 8, No. 4, National Science Teachers Association, February/March 1997, p. 6.

"Historic Places as Teaching Aids," Federal Archeological Report, Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 1992, p. 31.

"History Teaching Aids Available from Park Service," Heritage, Vol. 14, A Publication of the Texas Historical Commission, Fall 1996, p. 22.

Hunter, Kathleen. "Heritage Education: A Community Partnership." Information Series, No. 73, 1993.

_____________, ed. Heritage Education Resource Guide, Preliminary Edition. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, October 20, 1990.

Hunter, Kathleen and Carol D. Shull. "Teaching with Historic Places," Social Education, Vol. 56, No. 5, September 1992, p. 312.

"Institute to Emphasize Teaching with Historic Places," njea Review, Vol. 68, No. 7, New Jersey Education Association, March 1995, p. 50.

"In the Classroom: Historic Places Help Teachers Plan Lessons," Historic Preservation, The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Vol. 47, No. 5, September/October 1995, p. 27.

Jackson, Lavonne. "From the National Register of Historic Places: Oley Township," Heritage Education Resources Exchange, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1993, p. 4.

Joyner, Brian. African Reflections on the American Landscape: Identifying and Interpreting Africanisms. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Resources, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2003.

Komatsu, Karl A., et. al. National Performance Review of the Historic Preservation Fund Partnerships. Historic Preservation Performance Review Committee, National Park Service Advisory Board, Washington D.C., March 1994, p. 18.

"Kudos to . . . ," archiNEWS, Vol. 14, June 1992, p. 8.

"Learning from History: 100th Lesson Plan Commemorates Supreme Court Ruling on School Integration," Common Ground: Preserving Our Nation's Heritage, edited by David Andrews. Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 10. Spring, 2003.

"Lights, Trails, Action! National Partnership Awards Presented," The Electric Courier, Vol. 3, No. 7, May 5, 1997.

"‘Links to the Past:’ National Register of Historic Places," National Park Week News Release, National Park Service, March 29, 1996.

"Literature and Information," Battlefield Update, Newsletter of the American Battlefield Protection Program, Issue No. 62, Summer 1996, p. 7.

Lombard, Robert H. and Robert H. Brady. "Heritage Education: A Community-School Partnership in Illinois," Rural Research Report, Vol. 5, Issue 8, Spring, 1994.

Marsh, Alan. "Andersonville Featured in National Education Magazine," The Andersonville Dispatch, Friends of the Park, Spring 1994.

"National Historic Places Educational Program To Begin," The Mountain Light, Vol 31, Newsletter of the Idaho State Historical Society, Spring 1992, p. 3.

"The National Historic Preservation Act . . . ," CRM: A Model Partnership: 30th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1996, p. 24.

National Park Service, " The National Park Service and Teaching with Historical Places," Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events, National History Day Curriculum Book 2013, National History Day, College Park, MD, 2012. P. 22.

"National Register," Heritage Sprint, Vol. 1, No. 2, A Publication of the Kentucky Heritage Council, February 1992, p. 2.

"National Register of Historic Places," Publications Directory, National History Education Network, 1996, pp. 17, 25.

National Register of Historic Places/National Park Service and National Trust for Historic Preservation. How To Teach with Historic Places: A Technical Assistance Sourcebook. Washington, D.C.: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1996.

"National Register of Historic Places/National Park Service, " Membership Directory and Resource Guide, National History Education Network: 1995-1996, p. 19; 1997, p.23; 1998, pp. 26-27.

"National Trust and National Park Service Collaborate," Aviso, The Monthly Newsletter of the American Association of Museums, February, 1996, p. 3.

"New from Teaching with Historical Places," The Network News, Vol. IV, No. 3, National History Education Network, Spring 1997.

"Newsbits," Newswire, Conference of National Park Cooperating Associations, April 1997.

"Online: On Teaching with Historic Places," Florida History and the Arts: Supplement to Florida Trend Magazine, Winter 2004, p. 24.

"Partnership: It’s Not Just a Word...It’s an Award!!!" National Park Week News Release, National Park Service, April 21, 1997.

"Preservation + Imagination = Education," Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 1997.

Shull, Carol D. "Teaching with Historic Places Looks Back, Looks Forward," Forum Journal. Washington, D.C.: National Trust For Historic Preservation, Fall 2004.

Sutherland, Kit. Project History: Teaching with Georgia's Historic Places, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Georgia State University, 1995.

"Teaching with Historic Places," Footnotes, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, November 1994.

"Teaching with Historic Places," Kansas Preservation, Newsletter of the Kansas Historic Preservation Office, Kansas Historical Society, January-February 1993, p.6.

"Teaching with Historic Places." Preservation Oklahoma News, Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 2. Preservation Oklahoma, Inc: Oklahoma City, OK.

"Teaching with Historic Places," The Network News, No. 2, National History Education Network, January 1994.

United States Department of the Interior/National Park Service. "Current Programs," Findings and Recommendations: Education Initiative Symposium, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998, p. 17.

Vail Agenda Education Committee Action Plan. National Park Service, Washington, D.C., May 1994, p. 23.

White, Charles S. and Kathleen A. Hunter. Teaching with Historic Places: A Curriculum Framework for Professional Development of Teachers, Preservationists, and Museum and Site Interpreters. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1994.

Williams, Martha and Sue Henry. "Public Education Committee," SHA Newsletter, Society for Historical Archeology, December 1994, p. 11.