The National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC) cites using ‘material culture’ as one of the best practices for teaching history. The NHEC defines material objects as “objects that people make, collect, and use, which give insight into the beliefs and customs held by that community.” They go on to encourage teachers to remember that history is more then just words on a page. History is all around us and that’s especially true here at the Southport Antique Mall. The NHEC provides great free resources (See link below) to help you turn your history lesson from black and white words on a page into something your students can see, touch, and interact with.
Check out this great resource from the NHEC for even more ideas: