With Teaching with Historic Places, the National Park Service has provided a valuable resource for teachers interested in helping their students "connect social studies, history, geography, and other subjects to their own lives." This resource provides over 160 lesson plans focused on historically significant places in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico. In addition to finding lesson plans by state, visitors may browse them by time period, by theme (e.g. maritime history, art, US presidents, etc.), or by academic standards (e.g. history, social studies, and Common Core). The lesson plans are designed to be used in the classroom and address a wide range of activities and skills, such as creative writing, historic preservation, and primary source analysis, and thus teachers of many disciplines beyond history can also find useful material here. Teaching with Historic Places also includes professional development resources and a guide for developing place-based lesson plans.
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