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An African American Journey: A Resource for Learning the History of African Americans in Maryland and the United States is a teacher’s resource guide developed by the museum and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). This resource guide for grades 4-8 offers 43 lessons on social studies, language arts and the fine arts that highlight the contributions of African Americans in Maryland and the nation. To obtain a copy, please contact the education department at 443-263-1829 or Taylor@maamc.org.  The Museum and MSDE are finalizing high school lessons for An African American Journey teacher’s resource guide. Get sample lessons on the contributions of African Americans from the Maryland State Department of Education website.

Lessons Connected to Our Exhibitions
The Kinsey Collection, on view through March 2, spans 400 years of African American history and culture, including an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. View lessons built around pieces in the collection here (79mb).

School Resource Guide

Download the 2013-2014 School Program Guide
Learn about our full menu of school tours; theatrical performances in our theater for school groups about prominent African Americans; and other opportunities for students through the museum. Included in the guide is information about professional development opportunities for Maryland educators to obtain recertification credits through course work exploring the curriculum, An African American Journey.

Professional Development

The Museum offers Maryland educators professional development classes earning recertification credits exploring the curriculum, An African American Journey.  These courses will utilize curriculum lessons and strategies for teaching African American history in the classroom.  Maryland educators will earn one credit towards teacher recertification upon completing the course. Course offerings comply with State Curriculum Standards. To register for a course please call the education department at 443-263-1829 or by email at Taylor@maamc.org.

 

Courses

Professional Development: ASA Teacher’s Workshop
Dates: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Participants: Elementary, Middle & High School Teachers


The African Studies Association (ASA) is hosting their annual K-12 Teacher’s Workshop at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to examine African culture and history. African Studies scholars and educators will provide workshops and presentations on social studies/history and language arts/literature for classroom teaching.  With almost 2,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, the African Studies Association encourages the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, past and present.


 

Professional Development: The Civil Rights Movement
Dates: March 22, 29 & April 5, 2014, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Participants: Elementary, Middle & High School Teachers


This course will focus on Maryland civil rights leaders and civil rights activities that occurred throughout the state.  Educators will receive content lectures by scholars, dialogue with local civil rights activists and participate in curriculum lessons connected to the topics.

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 credit hour.

 

 

Professional Development: African American Colonial and Antebellum America
Dates: July 30 - August 1, 2014, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Participants: Elementary, Middle & High School Teachers


This course will examine Maryland slavery from the colonial era to the mid-1800’s. Participants will receive content lectures by regional scholars, interactive instruction and a field trip to the Eastern Shore to visit sites connected to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Museum. 

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 credit hour.
Cost: $30

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