Lesson Plans and Resources
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (208)780-5188.
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.