Stories and learning go hand-in-hand.
Discover all the ways MDAH can help teachers engage students with their Mississippi stories from K-12 to college.
Bring artifacts and hands-on activities to your classroom. Traveling trunks contain a teaching unit with interactive lessons.
Seven dynamic destinations. A host of ready-to-use field trip guides. Let the hands-on learning adventure begin.
- Eudora Welty House and Garden
- Governor's Mansion
Visit our web site to book your field trip.
- Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
- Visit natchezgrandvillage.com to book your field trip.
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
- Gallery Activity for Grades 3–6
Gallery Activity for Grades 7–12
Visit mscivilrightsmuseum.com to book your field trip.
- Museum of Mississippi History
- Old Capitol Museum
- Winterville Mounds
Mississippi History Day
Teach. Prepare. Inspire.
Critical thinking, problem solving, research skills, confidence. That’s what middle- and high-school students gain from competing in Mississippi History Day, sponsored by MDAH. Provide these skills and opportunities for your students here.
Lesson Plans & Teaching Units
Explore MDAH’s materials for teachers of grades K–12. All lesson plans and teaching units are standards based with appropriate curriculum for the subject areas covered.
Bring MDAH’s museum sites to your classroom. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, MDAH has developed the video series Scenes from Mississippi History that covers specific topics found in our museums for teachers and students. Use them as bellringers or part of a larger lesson. Visit our YouTube page here to view.
Mississippi History Now
This detailed series published by the Mississippi Historical Society in partnership with MDAH can serve as an excellent reference publication for history projects, papers and reports. Check it out and share it with your students.
Historical Images For Your Class
With thousands of historical photographs and documents now available online, the MDAH Digital Archives is a treasure trove for the classroom. Learn how to quickly search this powerful resource using our Learning Lagniappes: two-page guides to seventeen digital collections, ranging from Mississippi territorial times to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Feed your inner student. Become the teacher you aspire to be.
MDAH offers ongoing professional development opportunities for educators to earn credits, network and gain knowledge to inspire. Past workshops have covered topics ranging from filmmaking with your class, to exploring fiction through Welty, to women in Mississippi history.