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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 4-8 offers 43 lessons on social studies, language arts and the fine arts that highlight the contributions of African Americans in Maryland and the nation. The museum and MSDE are finalizing high school lessons

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.


School Programs

You can learn about our menu of school tours; theatrical performances in our theater for school groups about prominent African Americans; and other opportunities for students by visiting the School Tours and Programs page. You may also doownload a copy of the 2016-2017 School Program Guide by clicking here.

Funding for Field Trips

The museum offers funding on a first-come, first-served basis to both public and private/parochial schools. For private/parochial schools, up to $500 is available to cover the cost of two school buses to the museum or museum admission for up to 60 students. Alternatively, the funding may be applied towards one of the museum's in-school programs. You may view the in-school programs by visiting the School Tours and Programs page. Please click here to email a request for funding for your private/parochial school. Currently, funding is no longer available for public schools.

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.



Black History Teacher's Open House

Tuesday, February 13, 4 - 6pm

Preview Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans prior to bringing your students. Teachers will receive a Heritage Highlight Tour of the permanent collection, sample a living history program and learn about available teacher resources fromAn AfricanAmerican journey. Light dessert will be provided. FREE


Colonial and Early African American Experience (1600 - 1860)

Date: July 10 - 12th, 9am - 2pm

Examine Maryland slavery from colonial era to mid-1800s with content lectures and interactive instruction on the "An African American Journey" resource guide followed with a bus field trip tour of historical sites linked to the Underground Railroad. Email - to register for professional development.

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 Credit Hour

Cost: $40


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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