Teaching Materials
Ask a Master Teacher
Lesson Plan Gateway
Lesson Plan Reviews
State Standards
Teaching Guides
Digital Classroom
Ask a Digital Historian
Tech for Teachers
Beyond the Chalkboard
History Content
Ask a Historian
Beyond the Textbook
History Content Gateway
History in Multimedia
Museums and Historic Sites
National Resources
Website Reviews
Issues and Research
Report on the State of History Education
Research Briefs
Best Practices
Examples of Historical Thinking
Teaching in Action
Teaching with Textbooks
Using Primary Sources
TAH Projects
Lessons Learned
Project Directors Conference
Project Spotlight
TAH Projects
Technical Working Group
Research Advisors
Teacher Representatives
Quiz Rules
Teaching History.org logo and contact info

Adirondack Architectural Heritage [NY]

"Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State's Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondack's unique and diverse architectural heritage." AARCH focuses not only on the most famous architectural pieces in the region, such as the "Great Camps," but also on historic structures that cover the general history of people in the Adirondack Region.

The organization offers area guided tours, workshops, slide presentations, and outreach programs for students. The website offers historical information about AARCH, information about key preservation sites, including Adirondack fire towers and the White Pine Camp, a listing of publications for sale, an archive of past newsletters, an events calendar, and preservation resources.