Education

The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) provides educational resources for teachers and for inquisitive people of any age. OHS resources and programs support educators’ work in classrooms or in distance-learning setting. We are proud to sponsor Oregon History Day, part of the National History Day® program, and OHS staff work with teachers and students statewide to conduct project-based historical research and critical inquiry. We offer free professional-development workshops and programs that help bring diverse, complex history to students in all grades, which can be found on the Events page under the event type Education Event. Our online digital history projects enable independent exploration of Oregon history.

Oregon History Day

Oregon History Day, part of National History Day®, is a renowned, evidence-based middle and high school program where students across the state develop historical research projects based on an annual theme. Over half a million students across the nation participate, and for the first time ever, the National History Day® office is allowing students to begin work on their 2021 projects now! The 2021 theme is...

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Curriculum, Professional Development, and Tours

The Oregon Historical Society offers standards-aligned exhibit-based curriculum and professional development opportunities for educators of grades K–12 and beyond.

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Traveling Trunk Program

Traveling Trunks can be rented for one or more weeks from Sunday to Saturday by schools and other educational institutions.

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Digital History Projects

The Oregon Historical Society’s Digital History Projects provide the most authoritative and comprehensive online resources on Oregon history....

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Tom McCall: A Better Oregon

A multi-disciplinary, service-learning curriculum focused on Governor Tom McCall’s legacy to Oregon citizens. By learning about Tom McCall, students gain knowledge, skills and commitment to act boldly and responsibly in civic matters. The curriculum is designed to involve young people in decisions and actions that will create “a better Oregon”.

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