The Rose Hill Cemetery Place-Based Learning Project

Learning through Space & Place

Our Goals

Welcome to the Rose Hill Cemetery Place-Based Learning Project. This project hopes to

1) Engage students in transformative place-based learning;

2) Reconnect the classroom with the community;

3) Integrate African American and Afro-Caribbean narratives in secondary social studies;

4) Provide inclusive cemetery curricula and lesson plans to secondary social studies teachers;

5) Preserve and connect the rich history of the cemetery with the local community.


African American History

Classroom-ready lesson plans

Explore classroom-ready lesson plans that connect to American History standards.

World History

The Afro-Caribbean Connection

Discover the complexity of Caribbean history through cultural landscapes.


The Human Experience

Engage in interdisciplinary lesson plans that highlight cultural landscapes and the human experience.

Special Thanks

A special thanks to those who support

The Rose Hill Cemetery Place-Based Learning Project

The Hillsborough County School District

The Pinellas County School District

The Hillsborough Education Foundation

The Florida Council for the Social Studies (

Steinbrenner High School

The Tarpon Spring Community

The Rose Cemetery Association

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