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Teaching Resources

Public education is an important component of the National Register of Historic Places program. As a result of four decades of collecting information on the nation's historic resources, the National Register is a rich source of information on our past and the places that document the contributions of all people.

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) is a program of the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Over the years TwHP has developed a variety of products and services, including lesson plans, guidance on using places to teach, information that encourages educators, historians, preservationists, site interpreters, and others to work together effectively, and professional development publications and training courses.

For more information on accessing Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans, or learning how to create lesson plans for history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects please visit the website at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/index.htm

Additional information on preservation based educational resources can be found at the Maine Preservation's Heritage Education website.