Teaching with Historic Places in the Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors are historic, from lighthouses and shipwrecks to caves and dangerous mountain passes, slick with ice. Sky's the limit with NPS.gov. Take a virtual field trip with our online resources, including lesson plans and travel itineraries, and explore our heritage-rich environments.

Students can investigate social studies topics "in the Great Outdoors" with historic places found in the National Park Service and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Browse the featured activities below or dive deep into the Teaching with Historic Places hub to access a variety of place-based educators' tools.

Last updated: October 16, 2018