"Creating Connections" Case Studies: Teaching with the TwHP Lesson Plan on Fort McHenry
By Paul LaRue, History Teacher Washington High School , Washington Court House, Ohio
Case Study # 2: Outside the Traditional History Lesson
If the class you are instructing is not a generic history class, you can still use the Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson for other subjects, such as citizenship, that are also used to prepare students for state proficiency tests. These classes can get extremely “dry” and repetitive; incorporating the TwHP lessons can help. For example, here is an example using the “The Rockets’ Red Glare:” Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry lesson.