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Educator resources

I can't wait to share your wealth of resources with other staff members at my school!
Melissa Hallowell, fourth grade teacher

Education is at the core of the Virginia Historical Society's mission. We invite you to explore the resources we have created for educators and students. Many of these resources are appropriate to use in a school or home classroom setting. Such programs as Teaching with photographs and Linking to Our Past contain resources for both teacher and student to use. 

If you cannot take advantage of a program at the VHS, we can bring some of our programs to you through our distance learning programs. Through interactive videoconferencing equipment, your students will have the ability to talk in real time to a museum educator about the history of Virginia. 

Take a virtual field trip to the Virginia Historical Society today. Connect with a VHS educator directly from your classroom.
Find out more about HistoryConnects and Distance Learning Technology
"Teaching with Photographs" is designed to be used by both teachers and students.
Find out more about Teaching with photographs
Linking to Our Past showcases some of the VHS collections that help document the African American experience in Virginia.
Find out more about Linking to Our Past
Linking to our Past
Learn about the VHS awards given to teachers and students who have made an impact on history education, and education internship opportunities available at the
Find out more about Internships and awards
Award Winners