Onsite Museum Programs

These interactive programs are broken up into six stops within our exhibits. Students gain essential social studies skills by engaging with our collections through exploration, games, and activities. Each program correlates to the Maryland State Social Studies curriculum and Common Core.

 

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LIFE THEN & NOW  (Grades K-2) 

What was life like in Maryland long ago?  Students will be introduced to some of the differences between our past and present by investigating how jobs have changed throughout Maryland’s history. Students will look at the lives of farmers, nurses, teachers, and more! 

Cost: $5 per student / $3 per Title I Student

 Length: 2 Hours

COLONIAL MARYLAND (Grades 3-5)

Explore what life was like in Colonial Maryland. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how the colonial economy changed and grew by putting themselves into the shoes of the first colonists aboard the Ark and the Dove, a shipbuilder in Baltimore, one of Maryland’s founding fathers, and more! 

Cost: $5 per student / $3 per Title I Student

 Length: 2 Hours

CIVIL RIGHTS IN MARYLAND (Grades 6-12)

Trace the strides that Americans have made in extending civil rights and equal treatment to all citizens including African Americans, women, Jews, Native Americans, and immigrants, from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include education, voting rights, religious toleration, labor, and stereotypes.  

Cost: $5 per student / $3 per Title I Student

Length: 2 Hours

ANTEBELLUM ERA TO RECONSTRUCTION (Grades 8-12)

Students will examine primary source documents, objects, and images created by the Marylanders who experienced first-hand what it was like to live in a border state during the Civil War. Through learning about these personal stories, students will gain a deeper understanding of the causes of the war, what life was like on and off the battlefield, and the lasting affects the war had on our Nation. 

Cost: $5 per student / $3 per Title I Student

Length: 2 Hours

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

Each program includes a 20 minute break that can be used for lunch. 

These programs can accommodate groups up to 75 students. Larger groups please contact educationprograms@mdhs.org

Scholarships may be available to help cover the cost of tours and workshops. If your school needs assistance to be able to visit the Maryland Historical Society, please click here for more information! 

 

HAVE A QUESTION?

Please Call 410-685-3750 ext. 334 or E-Mail EducationPrograms@mdhs.org

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