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 women's history. Discover more resources at the Teaching with Historic Places homepage.
Featured Lesson Plans
Learn how a group of determined women selected Lafayette Park, across from the White House, to demonstrate for their right to vote.
The Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
Follow the footsteps a free African American woman who defied an oppressive culture and broke barriers in education.
Learning from Zitkála-Šá
Zitkála-Šá used skills she learned at boarding school to advocate for her tribe and other Native American groups around the United States.
Curiosity Kit: Abby Kelley Foster
This multi-piece resource explores the life of abolitionist and suffragist Abby Kelley Foster.
Curiosity Kit: Women Mathematicians
Discover the stories of the Black women who worked for NASA in the 1950s. These human computers shaped the history of early spaceflight.
Curiosity Kit: American Aviation
This kit focuses on the history of American aviation with a focus on the contributions of women and African Americans.
Curiosity Kit: Carrie Chapman Catt
This kit focuses on Carrie Chapman Catt, a noted suffragist. Learn about some of the places associated with her life.
Curiosity Kit: Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
Learn about the life and work of Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, a suffragist. By age 16, Lee was a known figure in NY's suffrage Movement.
Curiosity Kit: Ida B. Wells
This kit focuses on the life and work of journalist and activist Ida B. Wells.
Curiosity Kit: Katharine Lee Bates
This kit focuses on Katharine Lee Bates, author of what became the song “America the Beautiful.”
Curiosity Kit: Zitkála-Šá
This kit focuses on the life and work of Zitkála-Šá, a writer, musician, suffragist, and Native American rights advocate.
All Curiosity Kits
All Curiosity Kits, including topics other than women's history.