Teacher Resources

The following lesson plans were developed with funds provided by a U.S. Department of Education grant for the Teaching American History Program (TAHP), Tuscaloosa, Alabama. All lessons are aligned with the Alabama Course of Study.

In addition, we offer scans and images of documents and objects in the home, in our collections facility, or additional historic information as requested.

Teaching American History Program:

The program is designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge and understanding of and appreciation for traditional U.S. history. Grant awards will assist LEAs, in partnership with entities that have content expertise, to develop, document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative and cohesive models of professional development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of U.S. history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, these programs will improve instruction and raise student achievement.

Tuscaloosa During the Civil War Newspaper Project
Lesson Plan Grade Levels: 4th, 5th, and/or 10th grades

Learning to appreciate architecture and the need for preservation through Gorgas House
Lesson Plan Grade Levels:  Adaptable for grades 10-12

Great Gorgas Geocache
Lesson Plan Grade Levels: Any, 7th (Objectives below are for 7th grade)

Learning about the Gorgas House- A Scavenger Hunt
Lesson Plan Grade Levels: Grade 4

A Historical Fieldtrip of Tuscaloosa
Lesson Plan Grade Levels:  5th and 6th grades

William C. Gorgas- a mini DBQ
Lesson Plan Grade Levels: Grades 11-12