Historical Investigations Portal

What Is It?

The Historical Investigations Portal ("HIP") is our online curriculum, offering interactive lesson plans that allow students to analyze and synthesize multiple primary source documents, images, and objects to draw evidence-based conclusions about compelling historical questions.

How Do I Use It?

HIP is accessible through any device with an Internet connection! Districts, individual schools or teachers can link HIP lessons directly through their Learning Management Systems or select lessons directly from the links below. Thanks to our partner, CourseArc, a local leader in e-learning, even more students and teachers will be able to learn about the unique stories of Maryland, and their connections to the larger history of the nation!

For those who would like to use the public links below, please contact Katelyn Brown at kbrown@mdhs.org so we can send you the teacher resource packets, including lesson answer keys, primary sources, and lesson standards.

Why Should I Use It?

All HIP lessons meet Maryland State, Common Core, and C3 standards, making it a great resource for students to complete by themselves, in a group, in school, or at home. The lessons also cover a wide range of topics which continues to expand! Plus, it's totally free!

Watch the video below to learn more about what a HIP lesson looks like!

 

Available Lessons:

If you would like to use the public links listed below, please contact Katelyn Brown at kbrown@mdhs.org so we can send you the teacher resource packets, including lesson answer keys, primary sources, and lesson standards.

4th & 5th Grade

 

 

8th-12th Grade

 

 

Questions? Contact our Digital Projects Specialist, Katelyn Brown, for more information: kbrown@mdhs.org OR 410-685-3750 x378.