National Park Service: (H)our History Lessons

(H)our History Lessons are one-hour resources featuring a reading, discussion questions, and 1-3 activities. Some are based on longer, traditional Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans while others feature new material. Intended for use in a structured learning setting (whether at school or in a home classroom), (H)our History Lessons engage students with thought-provoking questions about the past.

You can find (H)our History Lessons grouped together in a topic series (such as women’s history, civics, and legacies of slavery). Or you can explore individual lessons in the listing below.

Teaching with Historic Places offers a series of more than 160 classroom-ready lesson plans that use historic sites as a means for exploring American history. Educators and their students can work through these online lesson plans directly on the computer or print them out and photocopy them for distribution.

You can browse lesson plans by theme, time period, and state.