Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources

 

Lesson Plans


HISTORICAL INVESTIGATIONS 

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

 

MARYLAND’s CATHOLIC HISTORY LESSONS 

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

This project was made possible by a grant from the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these lessons do not necessarily represent those of the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation. 

 

SLAVERY AND THE CIVIL WAR IN MARYLAND 

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

This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.

 

 

 

MARITIME HISTORY

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

This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.

 

 

 

OTHER LESSONS

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.

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