Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland State Department of Education and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Partnership
With education as the primary mission, the Museum and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) developed a partnership to reach more than 860,000 students and 50,000 teachers in Maryland’s public schools through a K-12 state-wide curriculum, teacher programs and museum based programs.
An African Journey: A Resource for Learning the History of African Americans in Maryland and the United States was created by a task force of educators, historians, and museum staff to provide educational lessons and activities teaching the contributions of Maryland’s African American citizens to the state and our nation. This 43 lessons resource addresses Maryland’s Content Standards for social studies, English/language arts and fine arts. Many of the lessons also cover major themes from the museum and coincide with the museum’s school tours. To obtain more information or a copy of the grades 4-8 curriculum please contact Terry Taylor at 443-263-1829 or Taylor@maamc.org.
The high school lessons for An African Journey are currently being piloted by Maryland educators during school year 2011-2012. For more information about the high school curriculum and to access available high school lessons, please visit the RFL Museum section of the Maryland State Department of Education Web Site.
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