Student Research Center

Discover the real “stuff” of history with SEARCH!

SEARCH, The Student Research Center for History, at the Maryland Historical Society is designed to introduce middle and high school students to primary source-based historical research. Through SEARCH students will gain access to the Historical Society’s vast collection of original manuscripts, images, and artifacts. Students will work alongside professional researchers, developing nuanced content knowledge through the  use of important research and analytical skills.  

 

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Research Your History Day Project at the Maryland Historical Society!

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SeaRCH Programs

 

Want to enhance your on-site SeaRCH Program with a tour? Click here to view your tour options!

Please Note: Title 1 Schools receive a 40% discount!

SeaRCH Programs

An introduction to the handling and analysis of original primary source manuscripts and images, using the MdHS archives. Programs address one of the following topics:  Slavery & The Underground Railroad, Civil War Perspectives, Progressive Era in Maryland, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Grades: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Cost: $8 per student

Add a tour for $2!

Details: 1-2 hour session

Custom SeaRCH Programs

An opportunity for classes to conduct in-depth research using original primary sources on a variety of topics in Maryland and U.S. history; program tailored to the specific needs of each class. 

Grades: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Cost: $10 per student

Add a tour for $2!

Details: 1-2 hour session

Individual Student Research

A chance for individual students to conduct primary source research under the guidance of an MdHS educator. Perfect for National History Day projects!

Grades:  7,8,9,10,11,12

Cost: $15 per student

Details: Each session is 60 minutes

Individual Teacher Research

Teachers are also invited to conduct research and review original sources for use in the classroom.

Grades:  Professional

Cost: FREE

Details: By Appointment Only

VIRTUAL SEARCH

These three hour long sessions are conducted over live video conferencing! Student gain an in-depth introduction to the skills and resources they need to successfully analyze primary source manuscripts and images, using the MdHS archives. Teachers can choose topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, Slavery, the Great Baltimore Fire, History Day research, or propose their own topic.

Grades:  7,8,9,10,11,12

Cost: $125

Details:  45 - 60 minutes sessions

Open Archives Saturdays!

Research your History Day topic using the collections at the MdHS, guided by our professional educators and researchers. These sessions are limited to 10 students and registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Parents and teachers are encouraged to accompany students and will receive free admission to the museum and library.

Grades: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Cost: $15 per student

Details:  November 12, December 3

 

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Have a Question?

Please Call 410-685-3750 ext. 324 or E-Mail Search@mdhs.org

 

During The 2016-2017 school year, teachers receive 50% off all Onsite Field Trips, SeaRCH Programs, and Virtual Field Trips that take place during their county's discount month! Find your county's month below! 

 

 

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