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3 - 7

First Contact: Perspectives on Eastern Woodland Indians

Step into the role of junior historian and examine primary sources and artifacts to learn more about the Eastern Woodland Indians living in Maryland in 1634.

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K - 8

What Makes A Good National Anthem?

An important symbol of a country, a national anthem is meant to help foster patriotism, unify the people, and represent a nation's values to the rest of the world. But how does a song do that?

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3 - 8

Pack It Up: What To Bring To Colonial America

During this program students will consider the choices early colonists made when deciding what supplies to bring to the New World, taking into account factors such as necessities for survival and resources available in America.

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PRE K - 2

Daily Life Then & Now

Travel back in time with Ms. Emma, a teacher from the 1800’s! Designed especially for young students, children will learn about the past and compare their own life with that of children from long ago.

** Program is 45 minutes & cost is reduced by $25**

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4 -12

From Plantation to Shipyard: Perspectives on Slavery

From tobacco plantations to the shipyards of Baltimore, students will learn about the diverse experiences of enslaved African American in the United States.  

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7-12

Get The Message?: WWI Propaganda & Life On The Home Front 

Combining important media literacy skills with historical thinking, students will examine the fears, pressures, and motivations experienced by Americans living on the Homefront.

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4 - 12

Mr. Madison’s War: The Causes of The War of 1812

Emotions were running high in 1812, and lots of insults and accusations were flying! In order to synthesize what they have learned about the causes of the war, students will compose their own rap battles of history!  

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4 - 12

You & Your Watershed: Learning Through The Chesapeake Bay

A partnership with the National Aquarium! Using the Chesapeake Bay as a case study, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how from the Native Americans to Today humans have affected Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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8-12

Cast Your Vote: The Great Border State Debate

Using original historical evidence pulled from the Maryland Historical Society’s collections, students will engage in a three round debate focusing on the social, economic, and political issues facing Maryland lawmakers.

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4 - 12

Grab Your Haversack!: Exploring The Life of A Revolutionary War Soldier

We can learn a lot from the things a soldier carried. Students will work in teams to examine revolutionary war era objects and compete to gather the supplies they need to join in the Revolution!

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