Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places in National Parks and 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.


Vintage black & white photo of nine students carrying school books while laughing & talking

Explore the Struggle Against Injustice

Teaching with Historic Places lessons encourage students to study past injustices and struggles to promote healing in America today.

NPS Photo by Andrew Cattoir Lake Mead NRA

In Libraries

Bring historic places & NPS resources into libraries and library programs! See the Teaching with Historic Places feature to find out how.

Historic photo of women driving in car.

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.

Photo of women holding flag.

Teaching Civic Engagement

These mini-lessons make it easier to fit civics education into a variety of social studies classrooms.

Last updated: August 14, 2020