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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.

A Curriculum Framework For Professional Training and Development

by Charles S. White and Kathleen A. Hunter

The National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are proud to offer A Curriculum Framework For Professional Training and Development. Designed with help from teachers, professors of education, and preservation professionals, the Curriculum Framework explains the educational and historical foundations of the Teaching with Historic Places program. It describes how historic places can help students develop critical thinking skills and encourage them to learn about the historical and cultural resources of their own communities. The Curriculum Framework can be used in a number of settings, including inservice programs for teachers, classes in methods of teaching social studies, and training for preservation professionals and public historians who want to work more closely with local schools.

To learn more, view the Curriculum Framework's Table of Contents.

Ordering Information

To order with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express, call 202-588-6296, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET or fax to 202-588-6474, 24 hours a day. Orders can also be place through Otherwise, complete the order form below and mail it to: Preservation Books, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. Make checks payable to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

A Curriculum Framework for Professional Training and Development--$20


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Please add $5.50 for each Framework for shipping and handling. All orders are shipped via UPS or RPS. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Residents of CA, CO, DC, IL, IA, LA, MD, MA, NY, PA, SC, TX, and VA, please add appropriate sales tax or include tax-exempt certificate.

A Curriculum Framework is just $20 plus tax and postage.