Visiting History: A Professional Development Guide

How do you make the world a classroom for teachers? How do you create good professional development in the field? Learn strategies for creating quality professional development experiences using the museums, historic sites, archives, and cultural institutions in your own backyard or across the country.

Evoking the Past

Each section includes:

  • Guiding questions
  • Practical tips and strategies

Explore this guide to inspire your next professional development trip. With a little planning, site visits can be meaningful for teachers and for their students back in the classroom.

Many thanks to the educators from DC area museums and cultural organizations (DC Museum Collaborative) who volunteered their expertise and time to help in the production of this guide.


Preparing a visit that balances content and strategies [...] »


Teacher on professional development trip, Chris Preperato, Creating a learning experience that meets the group's needs [...] »


Teaching at professional development, Chris Preperato, Sustaining momentum and connecting it to the classroom [...] »