Teaching Through Historic Sites
'Visiting the Shadows' Teaches the History of the Holidays
Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust Historic Site located in New Iberia, Louisiana, invites local elementary school students to take a step back in time to explore how holiday celebrations – and many other facets of daily life in their community – have changed since the days of plantations in the early nineteenth century. Read More »
Lyndhurst's Scarecrow Invasion
Lyndhurst invites students to create their own art installations at their annual “Scarecrow Invasion.” Each October, local students craft scarecrows representing famous artists and historical figures on the lawn at Lyndhurst. Read more about the program and learn how your students can get involved in this hands-on experience. Read More »
Decatur House: Paths to Freedom
At Decatur House, history comes alive in the “Paths to Freedom” program. Students participate in a reenactment complete with character roles, a script, and period costumes. Read more about the program in partnership with the White House Historical Association, and learn how your students can get involved. Read More »
Does your school matter? Take a class picture in front of your older or historic school building and share it with the world through the National Trust's This Place Matters campaign. No camera? No problem! Plant a flag on our interactive map.