Onsite School Programs

These interactive programs are broken up into several stops within our exhibits. Students gain essential social studies skills by engaging with our collections through exploration, games, and activities. Each program correlates to the Maryland State Social Studies curriculum and Common Core.

 

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LIFE THEN & NOW  (Grades K-2) 

What was life like in Maryland long ago?  Students will be introduced to some of the differences between our past and present by investigating how jobs have changed throughout Maryland’s history. Students will look at the lives of farmers, nurses, teachers, and more! Maxium Students: 60. 

  Cost: $3 per student

 Length: 1.5 Hours

COLONIAL MARYLAND (Grades 3-5) 

Explore the evolution of the colonial economy from Maryland's founding to independence! Students will understand colonists' economic motives for migration, the far-reaching impacts of plantation agriculture and the triangle trade, and how American commercial success contributed to the quest for independence. Maxium Students: 60. 

Cost: $5 per student / $3 per Title I Student 

 Length: 2.5 Hours 

CIVIL RIGHTS IN MARYLAND (Grades 4-12) 

Trace the strides that African Americans have made in achieving equal rights and treatment, from the colonial period to the present. Students trace the Key themes include slavery, abolition, voting rights, the civil rights movement, and civic engagement. Maximum Students: 60.   

Cost: $3 per student

Length: 1.5 Hours 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

Field Trips at the Museum are offered Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Colonial Maryland Program includes a 30 minute break that can be used for lunch. 

Our lunch room is available for use with the Life Then and Now and Civil Rights in Maryland Programs but you must notify the School Programs Coordinator prior to your visit.

These programs can accommodate a limited amount of students. Larger groups please contact educationprograms@mdhs.org. 


AVAILABLE GRANTS (2018):

Colonial Maryland (Grades 3-5)

Due to the generous support of the Society of Cincinnati, the Maryland Historical Society is able to offer Maryland schools the Colonial Maryland Onsite School Program for FREE for up to 45 students. This grant also provides $300 towards transportation cost. Grant funds will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

 

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HAVE A QUESTION?

Please Call 410-685-3750 ext. 334 or E-Mail  EducationPrograms@mdhs.org