Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places in National Parks and 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.
Here you’ll find place-based educational resources relating to African American history and culture. Discover more resources at the Teaching with Historic Places homepage.
The Jackie Robinson Ballpark
This lesson uses the Daytona Beach ballpark where Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier to explore racism and sports in history.
African Burial Ground National Monument
Dig through centuries of Manhattan concrete to uncover a cemetery linked to the African Diaspora, spirituality and how we honor our origins.
African Americans on Tangier Island
Learn about the significance of this small island off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, and its connection to the War of 1812.
(H)our History Lessons
(H)our History: Dred & Harriet Scott
This one hour lesson explores the legal implications of the 1857 Dred and Harriet Scott case, which upheld slavery.
(H)our History: Mary McLeod Bethune
In addition to exploring how Bethune overcame challenges of racism and sexism, this lesson examines her role as an activist and educator.
(H)our History: Frederick Douglass
This one hour lesson provides insight into Douglass' later life when he lived in Washington, DC.