An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Teachers

The Idaho State Historical Society Offers a Variety of Quality Educational Experiences and Resources for Teachers and Parents

A Closer Look

Plan a field trip to the Idaho State Historical Museum or Old Idaho Penitentiary.

Discover National History Day in Idaho.

Learn more about our traveling trunk program.

Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets

Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho History
Oregon Trail
Lewis and Clark

Primary and Secondary Sources

Educational Series

The ISHS Educational Series includes articles on Idaho history for younger readers:

Idaho State Capitol

Explore Capitol for Kids, an interactive website with Capitol curriculum and information. This is a fun and entertaining site that will provide lessons about government, the State Capitol, and Idaho history for teachers and students alike!

Prospector Club

Read archived copies of the Prospector Club newsletter, designed especially for fourth graders studying Idaho History.

Additional Educational Material

Read short essays on a variety of topics in Idaho history in our Reference Series.

View a list of historic buildings and sites in Idaho on the National Register of Historic Places.