The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is committed to working with teachers to help students learn American history and historical thinking skills.

For Education

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is committed to working with teachers to help students learn American history and historical thinking skills.   Our vast collection provides content for lessons connected to academic standards - from the founding of the nation through the twentieth century.  We have publications, online lesson, workshops, special library orientations, and more. Check out the offering on this page and contact us directly to set up programs and visits that best meet your needs.

  • Education staff have designed unit plans and collected primary sources from HSP's collection that can be used by teachers in the classroom.

    For Teachers

    Education staff have designed unit plans and collected primary sources from HSP's collection that can be used by teachers in the classroom.
  • Need help with homework or doing a research project? See how the Historical Society of Pennsylvania can help.

    For Students

    Need help with homework or doing a research project? See how the Historical Society of Pennsylvania can help.
  • Middle and high school students and teachers:  Get involved with National History Day, a project-based, standards-aligned research program.

    National History Day

    Middle and high school students and teachers: Get involved with National History Day, a project-based, standards-aligned research program.
  • Field trips and outreach visits create opportunities for students to work directly with primary sources.

    Field Trips and Outreach

    Field trips and outreach visits create opportunities for students to work directly with primary sources.
  • Need new ideas on how to teach American history and civics? Search our database of plans to discover plans aligned to the PA Core Standards and the Pennsylvania State Standards (SAS).

    Unit Plans

    Need new ideas on how to teach American history and civics? Search our database of plans to discover plans aligned to the PA Core Standards and the Pennsylvania State Standards (SAS).
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Address

1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
T: (215) 732-6200

F: (215) 732-2680

Library Hours

Tuesday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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