Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places occasionally features thematic collections. Posted here are past and current features. Explore each one to find links to our lesson plans that relate to the feature topic.


Abraham Lincoln
A collection of TwHP lessons considering significant aspects of Lincoln's life, presidency, and legacy.

African American History

A collection of TwHP lessons examining aspects of African American history.

American Independence and Revolution
A collection of TwHP lesson plans related to America's war for independence and the creation of our nation.


American Indian History
A collection of TwHP lessons considering aspects of American Indian history.

American Latino and Hispanic History
A collection of TwHP lessons considering hispanic influence in American history and culture.

American Presidents
A collection of TwHP lessons examining the lives of some of our presidents.

Archeology
A collection of TwHP lessons exploring the role of archeology in learning history.

Art History
A collection of TwHP lessons examining different aspects of American art and artists.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
A collection of TwHP lessons examining important aspects of Asian-Pacific history.

Aviation History
A collection of TwHP lessons history of aviation from the first controlled powered flight to America's space programs.

Back to School
A collection of TwHP lessons considering significant aspects of the history of education and educational facilities.

Civics in America
A collection of TwHP lessons demonstrating some of the different ways in which citizens in the past took individual or collective action.

Civil Rights and Racial Healing
A collection of TwHP lessons that provide educators with tools to introduce or deepen investigations into race and ethnicity, social inequality, and the struggles for Civil Rights.

Civil War history
A collection of TwHP lessons examining different themes during this tumultuous period.

Community Life
A collection of TwHP lessons celebrating the central role of community life in America.

U.S. Constitution
A collection of TwHP lessons in honor of the U.S. Constitution and Constitutional history in the United States.

Historic Landscapes and Landscape Architecture
A collection of TwHP lessons considering landscape design, urbanization, conservationism, and the role of public parks in U.S. History.

Maritime history
A collection of TwHP lessons considering different themes of our nation's maritime heritage.

National Park Week and Earth Day
A collection of TwHP lessons highlighted in honor of National Park Week and Earth Day. To find the many other lessons featuring our nation's National Parks, visit our Lesson Plans page.

Pioneer America
A collection of TwHP lessons considering the history of pioneers in America.

Historic Preservation
A collection of TwHP lessons examining important aspects of conservation and preservation.

Recreation, Leisure, & Tourism
A collection of TwHP lesson plans related to tourism and recreation in America.

Transportation
A collection of TwHP lessons relating to the transportation revolution.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
A collection of TwHP lessons highlighting several of the designated sites in the United States.

Washington, D.C.
A collection of TwHP lessons about historic sites in our nation's capital.

Women's History
A collection of TwHP lessons concentrating on the lives of American women.

World War II History
A collection of TwHP lessons examining different themes related to World War II

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