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Lesson Resources

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 4-12 offers over 100 lessons on social studies, english, language arts and the fine arts that highlight the contributions of African Americans in Maryland and the nation. 

Elementary and Middle School
View sample lessons and download them, including a lesson on the Baltimore Uprising of 2015.  To obtain a full copy, please contact the education department at 443-263-1829 or click here to email a request for a full copy of the curriculum

High School
View sample lessons and download them from the Maryland State Department of Education website.


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 click here to request the registration form by email.




Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist

Teacher’s Open House Monday, November 5, 2018, 4-6 pm

Tour the Romare Bearden exhibit, sample art-making activities, learn about available teacher resources, and book your tour! Light refreshments.



African American Storytelling: Gee’s Bend Quilts

January 19, 2019, 10 am- 2 pm

Discover the beauty of African American quilting and story quilts with educator and master quilter, Dr. Joan E. Gaither.  Educators will explore the quilting artistry of the Gee’s Bend community, create quilt samples and examine education resources related to African American quilting.

Cost: $20



July 24-26, 2019 9am - 2pm

1 MSDE Credit

Examine lessons on the Civil Rights Movement from An African American Journey Resource Guide to teach historical inquiry about the movement. Lessons will address Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. Participants will receive content lectures and interactive instruction from experts on the subject.

Cost: $35



Annual High School Juried Art Competition

Each year, the museum hosts a High School Juried Art Show that provides youth opportunities to display their works in the museum’s galleries with an opening reception. In addition, the top three winners receive cash awards and finalists receive certificates of recognition. This program is in partnership with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the Maryland State Department of Education. View the guidelines and registration form.
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