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Teaching with Historic Places

Heritage Education Services Program

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed 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.


Lesson Plan Index: Primary Source


Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) has developed more than 150 classroom-ready lesson plans on places throughout the country and topics across the curriculum. In an effort to promote the use of primary sources in the classroom, TwHP has categorized its lesson plans by various sources used in the plans. The sources cited do not include references from secondary sources.

For more information on lesson plans or our program, contact TwHP. You can also view the entire collection of lessons according to location/state, theme, time period, skill, U.S. History Standards, and Social Studies Standards.




Books   Images Newspapers/Magazines
Business Related   Maps Oral Histories
Charts, Graphs, Tables   Military Reports/Documents Personal Documents
Facsimile   Miscellaneous
Political Cartoons
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Military Reports/Documents

Newspapers/Magazines

Oral Histories

Personal Documents

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Political Cartoons

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