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With over 15,000 years of history, Mississippi has many stories to tell. Check out the following resources to help your students learn more about Mississippi in your classroom.

Lesson plans and teaching units from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) cover a range of Mississippi-related topics for students in grades K­-12.

The Traveling Trunk Program brings Museum of Mississippi History artifacts into your classroom. Check out the titles available this year.

Interested in planning a field trip to a MDAH site? Visit the Grand Village of the Natchez IndiansMississippi Governor’s Mansion, Mississippi State Capitol, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Mississippi HistoryOld Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, and Winterville Mounds, and use our field trip guides to enhance your visit.

The Mississippi History Timeline features photographs, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and oral histories from the department’s collection.

Put primary sources in your classroom using the MDAH Digital Archives. This vast online collection of photographs, maps, and government records documents life in Mississippi from the territorial era to present day. Learn how to quickly search this powerful resource using our Learning Lagniappes, two-page guides to seventeen digital collections.

Mississippi History Now, an online publication by the Mississippi Historical Society, features more than one hundred articles with related lesson plans about events and people from Mississippi’s past.

For more information, contact the Outreach Programs Coordinator at 601-576-6997 or email