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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.


Workshops/Presentations

 


2013:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • March 22: "Writing Virginia's History Through Buildings and Historic Sites" presentation for Writing Virginia's History Through Documents, Buildings, and Monuments session, Virginia Forum, Ashland, VA
  • October 31: "Youth Summit on the Underground Railroad" session, National Preservation Conference, Indianapolis, IN

2012:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • March 5--7: American Latino Heritage Youth Summit, Washington, DC
  • April 20: "Lessons Learned from Teaching with Historic Places" presentation for Lessons Learned in Researching, Preserving, and Interpreting Women's History session, Organization of American Historians/National Council on Public History joint conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • July 10--13: American Latino Heritage Youth Summit, Yakima and Mount Ranier National Park, WA
  • November 1: "Connecting Cultures: Fresh Perspectives From Young Voices" session on Washington State American Latino Heritage Youth Summit, National Trust for Historic Preservation conference, Spokane, WA
  • November 16: "Connecting Cultures: When Students Are the Teachers" session on Youth Summits, National Council for the Social Studies conference, Seattle, WA

2011:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • April 7: "Partnering with Local Units of Federal Agencies," session at the 22nd Annual National Service Learning Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • April 7: "Public History, Service Learning, and Student Constructed Meaning," session at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History, Pensacola, FL
  • June 15: One-day TwHP lesson plan writing workshop at "Pathway to Freedom: Presenting the UGRR through Education, Interpretation, and Heritage Tourism," the 2011 annual conference of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 30: Half-day TwHP workshop for participants of "The Power of Place: Landscapes as Historical Texts," Teaching American History Grant project, Washington, DC

2010:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • March 16: "Teaching with Historic Places," graduate class in Public History, American University, Washington, DC
  • April 9: "Learning American Culture and Democracy from Historic Places," session at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • June 27 and July 11: "The Power of Place," Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Summer Institute, Sessions I and II, Washington, DC
  • July 16 and September 18: "Introduction to Teaching with Historic Places," Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Summer Institute, Sessions I and II, Washington, DC
  • July 20: Teaching with Historic Places workshop for teachers, Nebraska Teachers' Institute, Lincoln, NE
  • August 5: "Teaching with Historic Places," The George Washington Teachers' Institute, Mount Vernon, VA
  • August 11: "The Power of Place," graduate class in teacher preparation, George Washington University Education Center, Arlington, VA

2009:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • February 17: "Teaching with Historic Places," graduate class in Public History, American University, Washington, DC
  • June 13: Teaching with Historic Places workshop/field study for teachers, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
  • June 21: "Using Historic Places to Teach Civil Rights and other Subjects," U.S. Department of Education Teacher Institute, National Charter Schools Conference, Washington, DC
  • December 10: "Teaching and Learning American History from Historic Places," 2009 Teaching American History Project Directors Conference, Washington, DC

2008:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • January 5: "Three Historians Discuss Their Work" panel, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • February 20: "Teaching with Historic Places," graduate class in Public History, American University, Washington, DC
  • March 3: "Education Resources" roundtable, National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • March 11: "Teaching with Historic Places graduate class in archeology, George Washington Unversity Washington, DC
  • April 12: "Teaching the Cold War with Historic Places," National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
  • June 19-20: Two-day Teaching with Historic Places field study and workshop for Baltimore City Public School System teachers, Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine, Baltimore, MD
  • July 24: "The Power of Place, Keynote address, Buckeye Council for History Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH
  • July 25: Half-day Teaching with Historic Places workshop, Buckeye Council for History Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH

2007:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • June 12: "Teaching with Historic Places," National History Day teacher institute, Washington, DC
  • June 14: "Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans," Federal Preservation Institute's Federal Training Working Group meeting, Washington, DC
  • July 20: "Teaching with Historic Places and the American Revolution," Teacher Institute, Valley Forge, PA
  • September 17: "Power of Place" public lecture, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • September 18: Half-day Teaching with Historic Places workshop, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area Training, Cedar Falls, IA

2006:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • February 24: "Teaching with Historic Places: Civil Rights and Other Topics," Core Knowledge XVth Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • March 2: "Teaching with Historic Places," part of Agency as Educator: Online, Through Exhibits, and in Learning Centers session at the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, Washington, DC
  • April 3: One-day TwHP workshop for Baltimore Heritage Area, Baltimore, MD
  • April 21: "Poster session" on NPS cultural resources heritage education offerings, Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Washington, DC
  • June 13-16: Mutiple presentations on place-based education for a Teaching American History Grant teacher colloquium sponsored by the National Council for History Education, Bozeman, MT
  • July 28: "Teaching with Historic Places and Site-Based Education," Save Our History Summer Institute, in cooperation with The History Channel, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Council for the Social Studies, and Maryville University, Washington, DC
  • December 1: "Teaching with Places and Things," session with staff of NPS Museum Management and Archeology programs, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting, Washington, DC

EXHIBITS:

  • Core Knowledge XVth Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February
  • Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April

2005:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • June 14: TwHP workshop for teachers attending the annual National History Day competition, Washington, DC
  • July 7: Two-hour TwHP workshop for teachers participating in a DC schools/American University Teaching American History Grant project, Washington, DC
  • July 11: One-day TwHP workshop for participants in the summer institute for the "Weaving the Fabric of America" Teaching American History Grant project, Williamsburg, VA
  • July 19-21: Multiple presentations on place-based education for a Teaching American History Grant teacher colloquium sponsored by the National Council for History Education, Portage, Wisconsin
  • September 30: Half-day field study on decoding historical evidence from a historic place in Portland, OR, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference

EXHIBIT:

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Portland, OR, September

2004:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • July 12: One-day TwHP workshop for participants in the summer institute for the "Weaving the Fabric of America" Teaching American History Grant project, Williamsburg, VA
  • July 13: Introduction to TwHP for Kentucky teachers participating in a Teaching American History Grant trip to Washington, DC (in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Decatur House)
  • July 22: Half-day TwHP workshop for participants of a Teaching American History Grant summer institute, Chesapeake College, VA
  • October 1: Half-day field study on decoding historical evidence from a historic place in Louisville, KY, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference
  • October 22: Talk on historic places from the late 20th century, incorporating information on heritage education and the TwHP program; statewide preservation conference, Wilmington, DE
  • November 3: Talk on TwHP lesson plans associated with the Civil Rights Movement and other online TwHP resources for teachers; for Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools Teaching American History Grant project.
  • November 19: Talk on "teaching with landmarks and diversity," annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Baltimore, MD

EXHIBITS:

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Louisville, KY, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Baltimore, MD, November

2003:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • April 22: TwHP workshop for "Defining US: The American Experience," a Teaching American History Grant project by the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system, Richmond, VA
  • April 30: Keynote address at Pennsylvania Historic Preservation and Heritage Partnerships Conference, State College, PA
  • June 2-6: Teaching with American History Grant teacher colloquium sponsored by the National Council for History Education, Durant, OK
  • July 3: TwHP workshop for participants in the summer institute for "Weaving the Fabric of American History," a Teaching with American History Grant project by a consortium of school districts and early American history sites, Williamsburg, VA
  • October 3: Half-day field study on decoding physical evidence in historic places, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Denver, CO
  • November 6: Half-day workshop for "Building Connections," Ohio's 2003 conference on history, preservation, and revitalization, Columbus, OH

EXHIBITS:

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Denver, CO, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Chicago, IL, November

2002:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • April 3: "The Teaching with Historic Places Program," at "Spreading the Word," National Historic Landmark Stewards Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • April 13: "Teaching with Historic Places," Missouri Preservation Statewide Conference, Lake Ozark, MO
  • April 17: Teaching with Historic Places inservice for Fairfax County social studies department chairs, Gunston Hall, Alexandria, VA
  • August 3: "Teaching with Historic Places," Kentucky Statewide Preservation Conference, Danville, KY
  • September 22: "Teaching with Historic Places," Virginia Statewide Preservation Conference, Richmond, VA
  • October 11: Half-day field study of various historic places in downtown Cleveland, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Cleveland, OH

EXHIBITS:

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Cleveland, OH, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Phoenix, AZ, November

2001:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • March 21: "TwHP in the Parks," National Park Service Riding the Wind workshop on interpretation and education, Richmond, Virginia
  • April 20: "The Power of Place in Education" in "Location! Location! Location!" session, National Council on Public History Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada
  • May 17: "The National Register: A Tool for Community Revitalization," Oklahoma Historical Society's 13th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference: "Preservation: Whose Job Is It?" Enid, OK
  • October 19: "Teaching with Historic Places" in "The Real Deal" session, National Council for History Education's Teaching the Presidency in History Conference, Washington, DC
  • October 19: Half-day field study of Fleur de Lis Studios, College Hill Historic District, and Downtown Providence Historic District, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Providence, RI
  • November 8: "Keeping Women in Their Historic Places: Bringing Women's Stories Into the Classroom" in "Understanding Her Place" session, American Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC
  • November 17: "Placing Students in the Past" session, National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Washington, DC (11/16-18)

EXHIBITS:

  • National Park Service Riding the Wind workshop, Richmond, VA, March
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Providence, RI, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Washington, DC, November

2000:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • September 22-23: Workshops for "Teaching the Past Through Archeology" teacher symposium sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the Society for American Archeology, Washington, DC
  • October 12: One-day workshop at the 27th Annual Montana History Conference, "The Lure of the Parks," West Yellowstone, MT
  • November 3: Half-day field study of the Los Angeles Central Library, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • December 5: "Promoting Heritage Education and Tourism Through the National Register of Historic Places," in session "Conservation of Cultural Resources Through Heritage Development," National Park Service Conference: "Cultural Resources 2000: Managing for the Future," Santa Fe, NM

EXHIBITS:

  • National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, San Antonio, TX, November

1999:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • April 9: "Drama of the Past," with staff of New York City’s Tenement Museum, National Council for History Education/Smithsonian Institution’s "Kids Learning History II" Conference, Washington, DC
  • May 25: Presentation at National Park Service’s "African-American, Hispanic, and Community Involvement," Washington, DC
  • July 15: One-day field study of Antietam National Battlefield, MD, for classroom teachers participating in National History Day Summer Institute
  • September 30: One-day field study for teachers, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana workshop, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 9: Inservice for Prince William County, VA, teachers
  • October 9: "Heritage Hunt" for Carlyle House, Alexandria Archeological Festival, Alexandria, VA
  • October 20: Half-day field study of Union Station, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Washington, DC
  • November 5: "Sources, Sites, and Standards," with staff of the National Archives, Virginia Social Studies Educators Conference, Reston, VA
  • December 7: Interactive slide presentation, part of DC Humanities Council for-credit professional development series for teachers, Washington, DC

EXHIBITS:

  • National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Washington, DC, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Orlando, FL, November

1998:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • March 23-27: One-week lesson plan-writing workshop on historic landscapes, with National Park Service’s Historic Landscape Initiative, the American Society of Landscape Architecture, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
  • May 1-2: Presentations at Arkansas Civil War Heritage Conference, Little Rock, AR
  • August 20: Teacher workshop, "The Stuff of Women’s History" Conference, Seneca Falls, NY
  • September 3: Inservice teacher-training, Fairfax County, VA
  • October 21: Half-day field study of Owens-Thomas House, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Savannah, GA
  • November 20: "Sources, Sites, and Standards," with staff of National Archives, National Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference, Anaheim, CA
EXHIBITS:
  • National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March
  • Women’s Rights Sesquicentennial celebration, Seneca Falls, NY, July
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Savannah, GA, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies, Anaheim, CA, November

1997:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • March 14: "Keeping Women in Their Historic Places: Using Places to Bring Women’s Stories Into the Classroom," Second National Women in Preservation Conference, Mesa, AZ
  • March 27: Inservice teacher-training, Harford County, MD
  • April 20-25: One-week lesson plan-writing workshop for National Park sites, Hyde Park, NY
  • May 2: Participation on panel, "Who’s In Charge of Museum Interpretation," National Council on Public History Conference, Albany, NY
  • October 16: Half-day field study of Santa Fe Plaza, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Santa Fe, NM
  • November 20: "Teaching with Historic Places, with Director of ERIC/CHESS, National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Cincinnati, OH
  • December 18: "The U.S. Teaching with Historic Places Program," International Conference on Heritage and Education, Hong Kong
EXHIBITS:
  • National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October
  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November