Most of us can recall a moment when we realized we were standing on a spot suffused with history. It might have been the home of a famous person, the site of a famous battle, or a neighborhood that recalls life a century ago.
Teachers, preservationists, and historic site specialists have long known that historic locations can have the same effect on students, capturing their attention and interest in a way that textbooks may not.
Yet professional training on how to incorporate these places into the classroom has rarely been easily available. The Teaching with Historic Places program has responded to this need by developing a series of professional materials and development opportunities.
Professional Development Content
- Why Use TwHP? When Opportunity Knocks ... (with the 'Trail of Tears' lesson) (Foster)
- Case Study #1: TwHP Lessons, State Standards, and Teaching Techniques (Foster)
- Case Study #2: Using the 'Chattanooga' lesson for Reading / Language Arts Integration Activities (Foster)
- Jumping Into the Fray with Teaching with Historic Places (Percoco)
- Reeling Students into History: Using Films Creatively (Percoco)
- Applied History: Placing Students in the Past (Percoco)
- Less is More: Part I: Teaching Strategies Using TwHP Lesson Plans (LaRue)
- Part II: Use of Primary Documents and Critical Thinking Skills (LaRue)
- Part III: Outside the Traditional History Lesson (LaRue)
- Methods Course in the Power of Place by Dr. Charles White
- Field Studies in the Methods Course with worksheets and activities to engage participants