- 15 minutes, 46 seconds
Teaching with Historic Places
Discover the Power of Place.
From ancient pueblos to the homes of Presidents to the streets of marches for equal rights, places listed in the National Register have powerful stories to tell. Authentic witnesses to the past, real historic places link us to and inform us about the people and events that shaped our world. The Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) engages students, educators, and historians in the process of investigating these places to better understand our history.
This video explains concepts and benefits of using historic places to improve both teaching and learning, describes lesson plans developed by TwHP, and shares experiences of educators who use the program.
The Teaching with Historic Places video was developed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, in cooperation with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers with funding from the Cultural Resources Training Initiative.
TwHP Film Contents
- Introduction to Teaching with Historic Places
- Local History and the National Register of Historic Places
- Classroom Case Study: Andersonville: Prisoner of War Camp
- TwHP Lesson Plan: Overview
- On Site Discussion
- Student's Feedback
- College/University Case Study: Using Places in a Social Studies Methods Course
- Classroom Case Study: Heurich Mansion, Washington, D.C.
- Comments from Teachers and Other Professionals
Last updated: December 7, 2015