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Browse Blog - historic sites and museums

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History Hitting Home: Children's History, Local History, and Digital Storytelling

Children's history, local history, and digital media—combine the three to give your students ownership of the past! [...] »

Turning Students into Historians

How do you engage students with primary sources and their community? Jasmine Alinder shares a success story! [...] »

Fee Free Days for National Parks

Encourage your students to visit historical sites for free on National Park Service Fee Free Days! [...] »

Teaching History with Archaeology

Teach your students to "think archaeologically" as well as historically! [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Experiencing History: A Visit to the Parson Weems House

First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr asks her own history questions when she visits a historic house. [...] »

Visiting History: A Guide for Professional Development

Summer's around the corner . . . time to go visiting history! [...] »

Mark Smith on Nonverbal Williamsburg

Help your students with special needs build historical understanding with five tips from Mark Smith. [...] »

The Bicentennial of 1812

How much do your students know about the War of 1812? Find resources on the bicentennial of this often-overlooked war. [...] »

Elizabeth Glynn's Student-Led Monuments and Memorials Tour

Let your students go out on a limb, and they might just exceed your expectations. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on a New Approach to President Lincoln

Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer reports on her professional development experiences at DC's Lincoln's Cottage. [...] »