Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources

 

Lesson Plans

Child Labor in Maryland 

Grades: 3

Historical Investigation

Timing: 30-45 minutes

Maryland Colonists meet the Native Americans

Grades: 4

Historical Investigation Portal!

Details: 60 minutes

St. Michaels and the War of 1812: The Town that Fooled the British?  

Grades: 4

Historical Investigation

Details: 60 minutes

Anthony Stewart: Guilty or Innocent 

Grades:4, 5

Historical Investigation

Details: 60 minutes

Freedmen in Post-Civil War Baltimore 

Grades: 8,9,10,11,12

Historical Investigation

Details:45 - 60 minutes

Protests Against Segregation in Baltimore's Theatres 

Grades: 9,10,11,12

Historical Investigation

Details:45 - 60 minutes

The Oblate Sisters of Providence & Early African American Education in Baltimore 

Grades: 4,7,8

Catholic History Lesson

Details: 60 minutes

The Basilica of the Assumption – A Symbol of Freedom 

Grades: 4

Catholic History Lesson

Details: 2 sessions,

 45 minutes each

Religious Tolerance in Colonial Maryland 

Grades: 4,5,6

Catholic History Lesson

Details: 2 sessions,

 45 minutes each

A State Divided–Maryland in the Civil War Era 

Grades: 4,8

Slavery & The Civil War in MD

Details: 45 minutes

Experiences of Union and Confederate Soldiers during the Civil War 

Grades: 4,8

Slavery & The Civil War in MD

Details: 45- 60 minutes

Suspension of Habeas Corpus 

Grades: 8,9,10,11,12

Slavery & The Civil War in MD

Details: 2 sessions,

 45 minutes each

Fells Point’s Role in Shipping and Trade 

Grades: 4,8

Maritime History

Details: 2 -3 sessions,

 45 minutes each

Baltimore as a Port of Entry 

Grades: 4,8

Maritime History

Details: 2 sessions,

 45 minutes each

African Americans in the Maritime Trades 

Grades: 4,8

Maritime History

Details: 2 sessions,

 45 minutes each

Baltimoreans in the California Gold Rush 

Grades: 8

Other Lessons

Details: 2 sessions,

60 minutes each

 

Primary Source Worksheets

All sources provide a window to past events and people’s lives. How clear these windows are and how wide a view they give, depends upon the types of sources historians use to investigate the past. These worksheets will allow you and your students to investigate a variety of primary sources.

 This instructional set includes worksheets to teach students how to:

  • distinguish between primary and secondary sources
  • interpret different types of sources (e.g. broadside/ads, documents, maps, pictures, objects, and oral histories);
  • take an idea and turn it into a research project.

The worksheets guide students in a thorough examination of all facets of the sources so that they are prepared to make strong conclusions supported by the source. All of the worksheets are reproducible. In addition to serving as "tools for decoding" primary sources in the MdHS Primary Source Kits, the worksheets are designed to work well with a variety of primary sources, including materials teachers might borrow form another cultural institution or bring from home.

Maryland History Q&A



The following lessons were made possible by a grant from the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation.

The Oblate Sisters of Providence & Early African American Education in Baltimore

The Basilica of the Assumption – A Symbol of Freedom

Religious Toleration in Colonial Maryland

The following lessons were made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Fells Point’s Role in Shipping and Trade

Baltimore as a Port of Entry

African Americans in Maritime Trades

A State Divided – Maryland in the Civil War Era

Experiences of Union and Confederate Soldiers during the Civil War

Suspension of Habeas Corpus

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these lessons do not necessarily represent those of the donating institutions.  

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