Lesson Plans

Teaching with Historic Places

  • Journey from Slavery to Statesman: The Homes of Frederick Douglass (link to the National Register of Historic Places website)

Teaching with Museum Collections

  • Frederick Douglass' Hat
  • Forward March: Continuing Frederick Douglass' Footsteps
  • From Slavery to Freedom: Different Journeys to Liberty

These lesson plans were developed through the National Park Service's Museum Management Program. Educators should use them in conjunction with the program's virtual museum exhibit on Frederick Douglass. Please email DouglassNHS@nps.gov to receive a copy of these lesson plans.

Additional information, tips on how to "read" objects, and lesson plans for other National Park Service sites can be found on the Teaching with Museum Collections website.


Last updated: June 23, 2022

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1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is to the ranger offices at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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