Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places in National Parks and in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

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Discover the Trail of Tears: A Lightning Lesson from Teaching with Historic Places

Investigate the Indian Removal Act

Investigate American Indian history of the 1830s in a lesson plan about how the Cherokee struggled to preserve their society and culture.

Discover the Col. Charles Young House

Discover the Col. Charles Young House

In 1918, Colonel Charles Young rode horseback from his historic home in Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, DC. His mission? Respect.

NPS Photo by Andrew Cattoir Lake Mead NRA

Teaching w/Historic Places in Libraries

Bring historic places & NPS resources into libraries and library programs! See the Teaching with Historic Places feature to find out how.

Parks teach, so Find Your Park with Teaching with Historic Places!

Teaching With Our National Parks Feature

Teaching with Historic Places offers an expansive list of our own lesson plans that feature NPS units across the United States.

Discover the total solar eclipse of 1900 and the historic town where scientists chose to study it

Discover the Solar Eclipse of 1900

Discover the total solar eclipse of 1900 and the historic North Carolina town where astronomers and scientists studied it.

Professional Development with TwHP

Discover resources for using historic places in teaching, and discover tips, tricks, and hacks for making the best use of our lesson plans.

Vintage black & white photo of nine students carrying school books while laughing & talking

Explore the Struggle Against Injustice

Teaching with Historic Places lessons encourage students to study past injustices and struggles to promote healing in America today.

Discover the Mary Ann Shadd Cary House, a Lightning Lesson from Teaching with Historic Places

Discover the Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

Discover one DC home where activist, lawyer, and educator Mary Ann Shadd Cary lived on her life-long journey to find freedom and community.

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