Two Free Virtual Field Trips Offered in Winter 2020

BALTIMORE (December 9, 2019) – In honor of Black History Month, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is offering two free Virtual Field Trips for teachers to engage their students in learning about famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, or the civil rights movement and examples of activism in Maryland. 

Virtual Field Trips are live, interactive experiences that bring history directly into the classroom. Students video chat with a museum educator at MdHS, exploring historical evidence, including documents, images, artifacts and video clips to draw conclusions about the nation’s past. MdHS offers a total of 13 Virtual Field Trips

Between January 21 and February 28, the following Virtual Field Trips will be offered at no cost: Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass and Protesting Segregation in Maryland.

The Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass program is for students in grades 2-12. Born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1818, Frederick Douglass was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. Students learn about enslavement and freedom through the lens of Douglass’ life and by analyzing primary sources, including letters, photographs and multi-media clips.

The Protesting Segregation in Maryland program is for students in grades 8-12. Using the state of Maryland as a lens, students use oral histories, photographs and newspaper articles to examine how people protested segregation and discrimination after the Civil War and up to 1968 during the civil rights movement. 

Register today for one of these programs. Limited free time slots are available.

Virtual Field Trips are 60 minutes and can accommodate up to 40 students. 

For more information, contact Ashlee Anderson at [email protected], or 410-685-3750 x317.