Teaching With Historic Places Curriculum

Above the door at 1318 Vermont Ave NW.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House at 1318 Vermont Ave NW.

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We have the privilege to be the focus of a Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan titled: "The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite for Change."

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed 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.

To quote from the Plan:

This lesson is based on the Historic Resources Study for Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, as well as other materials on Bethune and the National Council of Negro Women. The lesson was written by Brenda K. Olio, former Teaching with Historic Places historian, and edited by staff of the Teaching with Historic Places program and Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into classrooms across the country.


African American History and Culture, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights Movement, Community, Government, Historic Preservation, History, Law, Leadership, Museum Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Reconstruction, Social Studies, U.S. Presidents, Women's History

Last updated: April 10, 2015