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For Education

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is committed to providing teachers and students with resources both inside and outside the classroom in order to enhance their teaching, learning, and understanding of history. Educators can take advantage of onsite field trips to HSP as well as remote virtual lessons to help immerse their students in history with experiences that center primary source learning. Students are encouraged to visit the archives themselves for school research help by clicking the box below to schedule an appointment–student admission is always free! 

Looking for even more ways to make history yours? Learn about National History Day by clicking the box below. NHD is an award-winning academic program that is spearheaded by HSP and always free for Philadelphia students. 

Reach out to HSP’s Education Coordination Katie Clark (kclark@hsp.org) with questions about any of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s learning opportunities. 
 

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.
Find out how NHD can support your teaching goals and enable your students to tackle history with primary sources.

National History Day

Find out how NHD can support your teaching goals and enable your students to tackle history with primary sources.
HSP offers free virtual learning opportunities covering a range of topics for grades 4-12. These virtual lessons provide students with a connection to the past through a variety of primary sources with multiple perspectives.

Free Virtual Lessons

HSP offers free virtual learning opportunities covering a range of topics for grades 4-12. These virtual lessons provide students with a connection to the past through a variety of primary sources with multiple perspectives.
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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