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Teaching with Historic Places

Heritage Education Services

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.

Introducing the Landmarks of American History series!

Published by Oxford University Press in association with the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation.

The Landmarks of American History Series emerged from the belief in the power of place to move us and to teach us. Because these enduring symbols of the American experience define us as a nation, they are some of history's best teachers.

The historic sites presented in this series are selected from the National Register of Historic Places. Nationally recognized historians write the books on various representative themes in U.S. History. For them, historic sites are not just places to visit on a field trip, but places that bring the reality of the past to life, making history meaningful to our present and useful for our future.

Lively narrative essays on the main historical sites featured explore a broad range of themes. Fact boxes list key details such as dates and a summary of the site's significance. Sidebars contain primary sources, issues associated with the site, maps, and much more.

Landmarks of African-American History
Landmarks of the American Revolution
Landmarks of American Women's History
Landmarks of the Civil War


To order, contact Oxford University Press, Order Department, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513, or call 1-800-451-7556. List price is $32.95 plus shipping/handling costs.