Lesson plans by theme, location, primary source - there are some incredibly COOL things you can do with Park Service lessons.
Start student engagement with history by exploring their home town!
Local museums, your public library, and historical societies abound - and are excited to work with you and your students.
Try this in class: Using the NPS Focus database, locate buildings of significance in your town or county. Download the image and print or save it to the computer. Use google maps/street view [or visit downtown and take pictures] to compare the images and suggest reasons for changes to the building or its surroundings. Create a timeline of events between the date of the image and the date of the current viewing.
click on the image of Bumpass Hell: