Are you a relatively new History Day teacher or a veteran in need of a refresher course? The Maryland History Day team is here to help you!
Lia Atanat is just an email away! She and outreach assistant Emmie are happy to come visit your class to introduce Maryland History Day, or to help your students sharpen their existing skills. Request a classroom visit by contacting the outreach team through the form below.
Department leaders, supervisors, and administrators can also schedule professional development sessions to prepare their teachers for History Day through the link below.
2023 Summer Institute: Primary Sources and Project-Based Learning
Maryland Humanities is pleased to offer two free, in-person summer teacher institutes funded by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Participants will receive three MSDE CPD credits. All K-12 teachers, specialists, and librarians are welcome to apply. Space is limited; successful applicants will be notified.
Summer Institute at Salisbury University, July 10-14, 2023
K–12 educators are invited to join us in Salisbury, MD for a research experience with a focus on local history. This institute will center on a new project from the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva’s Black History. Participants will do in-depth research using primary sources from the Nabb Center’s physical and online collections. Learn from local experts, get familiar with the National History Day research model, and complete a mini-research project to share with your students. Discover free teaching resources including Maryland Humanities’ TPS Inquiry Kits. Participants will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a $50 travel stipend. Optional on-campus housing will be available at a discounted rate of $37 per night.
Summer Institute at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., July 24 to 28, 2023
We will welcome K–12 educators to join us in Washington, D.C., for a research experience focused on exploring the National Archives. Participants will choose a research topic and use primary sources from the National Archives’ physical and online collections. Learn about the National History Day 2024 theme and complete your own mini-research project to take back to your classroom. Explore free teaching resources including DocsTeach from the National Archives and Maryland Humanities’ TPS Inquiry Kits. Participants will spend Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at the Archives, and will participate remotely on Wednesday and Thursday. Participants will receive complimentary lunch during onsite days, as well as a $50 travel stipend.
Questions? Email Lia Atanat at email@example.com.
|Introduction to Maryland History Day||Teachers will learn how to implement History Day in the classroom. They will review and discuss basic information on how to use the program. Teachers will also practice analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress.||45-90 minutes|
|Analyzing Documents through Project Based Learning: Maryland History Day in the Classroom||This 3 CPD credit online Thinkport course is an in-depth look at how to use the Maryland History Day program to increase student analysis skills. Teachers will produce a History Day project themselves, while creating a master plan for using Maryland History Day in their own classrooms.||6 weeks|
|Local Connection: Analyzing Documents in Maryland History||Available as a short session, using Library of Congress resources, or as day-long PD session with multiple local experts.||45 mins-4 hours|
|Analyzing Historical Documents with English Language Learners and Emerging Readers: Using Maryland History Day in the Classroom||Learn tips on using Maryland History Day to engage English Language Learners and Emerging Readers in document analysis. Teacher resources will be provided.||45-90 minutes|
|Primary Documents and Project Based Learning: Special Topics||Teachers will analyze Library of Congress primary sources related to one particular subject. They will discuss how to use such sources in their classroom, and how students can create projects based on primary sources.||45-90 minutes|
|Maryland History Day: Advanced||
Explore Maryland History Day in depth with Outreach staff.
Discuss tips for developing topics, research, writing theses, and creating projects.
|45-90 minutes. Also available as an all day workshop.|