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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 into your classroom either in person or virtually.

If you live in Virginia, we invite you to explore our classroom programs. A museum educator will arrive at your school with a hands-on history program full of replica artifacts and documents for students to explore. Whether you live in Virginia or not, we also invite you to explore 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. 

Discover. Explore. Learn.

If you cannot make it to Richmond for a program, we will visit you!
Find out more about Classroom programs
Take a virtual field trip to the Virginia Historical Society today. Connect with a VHS educator directly from your classroom.
Find out more about Distance learning technology
Learn how to help your students discover clues in primary source materials during our workshops.
Find out more about Teacher workshops using primary resources
Primary Source Teaching
"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.
Find out more about Awards for teachers and students
2011 Award Winner
Are you looking for educational resources about Virginia history? Take a look at our recommended online resources.
Find out more about Virginia history and education resources on the web