ERIC Number: ED415178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Including Historic Places in the Social Studies Curriculum. ERIC Digest.
"Teaching with Historic Places" is a program administered by the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places that identifies ways teachers can share the stories that historic places have to tell. The program creates classroom-ready educational materials based on properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. To date there are 55 published lesson plans with an additional 43 in development for publication. The lessons feature well-known landmarks like Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) and Manassas (Virginia). They also present units about lesser know sites like the Mandan and Hidatsa villages in the Knife River valley of North Dakota and the "Black Metropolis" of southside Chicago (Illinois). The program meets the requirements of the National Council for the Social Studies "Curriculum Standards for the Social Studies." In addition, professional development for teachers and preservation personnel is available. The inservice program includes published materials and training activities. (JH)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Local History, Material Culture, National Standards, Primary Sources, Realia, Social Studies, State History, United States History
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN, 47408; phone: 800-266-3815.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.