Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places offers a series of more than 160 classroom-ready lesson plans that use historic sites as a means for exploring American history. Educators and their students can work through these online lesson plans directly on the computer or print them out and photocopy them for distribution.

You can browse lesson plans by theme, time period, state, and curriculum standards.

Woman with a drill. Library of Congress.

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Painting of colonial town. Sidney E. King, artist, Colonial National Historical Park

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Map of US, CC0

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Photo of several children on computers. CC0

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Last updated: March 11, 2020