Providing free education tools and materials for teachers, interpreters, students, and lifelong learners inside and outside the National Park Service is one important way we support the agency's mission. The value of America's cultures and diverse heritages may be lost if it's not passed on to the next generation or experienced by the present one. Want to inspire young people to grow into responsible citizens? Looking for more resources to craft interpretation or educational programming plans? See the related resources below or visit our Education & Training page for more.
The Teaching with Historic Places lesson plan series features lessons about the homes of great American artists. These free, online lesson plans align with national curriculum standards and lessons contain primary and secondary sources, including readings, maps, and images, and recommended activities.Lessons related to this featured subject include,
Iolani Palace: A Hawaiian Place of History, Power, and Prestige
Explore the palace, a symbol of independence, where the last Hawaiian monarchs lived and fought for Native sovereignty in the face of European and American colonization.
Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California
Understand the experience of early Asian immigrants and the obstacles they encountered as they struggled to make a living and find a place in American society.
The War Relocation Centers of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger than Justice
Learn what led the U.S. government to confine nearly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry to relocation centers in remote areas of the country during World War II.
The National Park Service also offers to educators, teachers, travelers, and virtual tourists our Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Travel Itinerary. This in-depth guide provides history and visiting information about historic places -- both parks and non-parks -- throughout the United States.