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 is happy to come visit your class to introduce Maryland History Day, or to help your students sharpen their existing skills. Request classroom outreach by contacting Lia through the form below.
Resource teachers and administrators can also schedule professional development sessions to prepare their teachers for History Day through the link below.
Current PD Opportunities
Action Research for Primary Source Inquiry Kits
Maryland social studies teachers are welcome to participate in an action research study to help Maryland Humanities evaluate our online resources, the TPS Inquiry Kits. You will receive training in action research and carry out action research with your own classes from late January to early March 2021.
For more information and the registration link, see our flyer here.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
Emerging America is collaborating with Maryland Humanities to run a special section of their Accessing Inquiry course for Maryland teachers. Gain strategies to support students with disabilites while exploring the history of people with disabilities through primary sources.
Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Emerging America is collaborating with Maryland Humanities to run a special section of their Accessing Inquiry course for Maryland teachers. Gain strategies to support English learners while exploring the history of immigration in the U.S. through primary sources.
Maryland Humanities Summer Teacher Institutes
Maryland Humanities was pleased to offer two online teacher institutes this summer, made possible by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program. Primary Sources and Project-Based Learning was co-hosted by the Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University from July 6-10, 2020, and by the National Archives from July 20-24, 2020.
|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.|