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Lesson Plans and Resources

A Closer Look

We are in the process of expanding our library of lesson plans and primary source documents. 4th grade Idaho History will still be highlighted, and we'll continue to broaden our resources to include k-12, multi disciplinary lesson plans on engaging Idaho history topics.  Thank you for your patience as we work on our expansion! If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Heidi Wiesner-Education Specialist at or (208)780-5188.

Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho History
Oregon Trail
Lewis and Clark

Primary and Secondary Sources

Educational Series

The ISHS Educational Series includes articles on Idaho history for younger readers:

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!

Prospector Club

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.