The Idaho State Historical Society Offers a Variety of Quality Educational Experiences and Resources for Teachers and Parents
Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets
Old Idaho Penitentiary
- Prehistory and Native Americans
- The State Symbols
- Trappers and Miners
- Complete Activity Packet
- Complete Activity Packet Teacher’s Key
Lewis and Clark
- The Lewis & Clark Dilemma: Good or Bad?
- Lewis & Clark Tree Identification
- A Hunting Expedition: Looking at Different Perspectives
- Lewis & Clark Field Trip
Primary and Secondary Sources
The ISHS Educational Series includes articles on Idaho history for younger readers:
- Idaho State Symbols
- How Idaho Got Its Name
- Crossing a River When There Isn’t Any Bridge
- Idaho’s Chinese Pioneers
- Wallace: Idaho’s First Territorial Governor
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!
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.