(H)our History Lessons are one-hour resources featuring a reading, discussion questions, and 1-3 activities. Some are based on longer, traditional Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans while others feature new material. Intended for use in a structured learning setting (whether at school or in a home classroom), (H)our History Lessons engage students with thought-provoking questions about the past.
You can find (H)our History Lessons grouped together in a topic series (such as women’s history, civics, and legacies of slavery). Or you can explore individual lessons in the listing below.
(H)our History Lessons (By Series)
The Legacies of Slavery
The lesson plans in this series guide students though conversations about the history and injustices of slavery in the US.
Women's History to Teach Year-Round
These lessons span the geography of the US and cover diverse women’s experiences through the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Teaching Engaged Citizenship
These mini-lessons make it easier to fit civics education into a variety of social studies classrooms.
Civil Rights and Public Education
These short lessons explore the significance of desegregation in the American public school system.
Claiming Civil Rights
Learn about efforts to claim civil rights in the US, from the story of Dred and Harriet Scott to the work of activist Mary McLeod Bethune.
Wilmington, NC, WWII Heritage City
These lesson plans support the development of understanding the significance of Wilmington, NC as a WWII heritage city.
Last updated: July 26, 2022