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 National Park Service provides free, online lesson plans through its Teaching with Historic Places series. The series features historic buildings, regions, parks, neighborhoods, and archeological sites -- all listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- where Latino and Hispanic people made history. TwHP lessons align with national curriculum standards and each lesson contains primary and secondary sources, including readings, maps, and images, and recommended activities. See our American Latino and Hispanic History Feature page for what the series offers on this topic.
Additional resources from the National Park Service:
- Architecture and Historic Preservation Syllabus This syllabus uses the American Latino Heritage Theme Study as a framework for learning about history using historic sites. Syllabus by Luis G. Hoyos, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
- American Latino Heritage Travel Itinerary
- El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail Travel Itinerary
- Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Travel Itinerary
- Nationwide Youth Summits