Military & Wartime History (Teaching with Historic Places)

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 military and wartime history. Discover more resources at the Teaching with Historic Places homepage.

Lesson Plans

  • Photo of a colonel in the army.

    Colonel Young's Protest Ride

    Learn about Colonel Charles Young was the highest-ranking African American Army officer in 1918.

  • Memorial to the air force.

    The U.S. Air Force Academy

    Learn how the expansion of military air power in the first half of the 20th century led to the establishment of the United States Air Force.

  • Photo of Clara Barton seated.

    Clara Barton's House

    Follow Barton's career as a leader of charitable causes, from caring for the wounded on Civil War battlefields to founding the Red Cross.

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    Last updated: August 4, 2021