African American History Museum Baltimore
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. View sample lessons of the ES/MS curriculum To obtain a copy, please contact the education department at 443-263-1829 or click here to send an email request. The museum and MSDE are finalizing high school lessons for An African American Journey teacher’s resource guide. Get sample lessons on the HS contributions of African Americans from the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Lessons Connected to Our Exhibitions
The Kinsey Collection, 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). This exhibition has left the museum.
Ruth Starr Rose Education Resource
Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World a large collection of early 20th century portraits of African Americans by artist Ruth Starr Rose, documents the daily life and spiritual beliefs of one of the nation’s oldest black communities in Talbot County, MD. View integrated art lessons (grades 3-12) from the Ruth Starr Rose Education Resource developed by educators from Anne Arundel and Talbot County School Districts. (Coming Soon )
Baltimore Uprising Education Resources
Teaching the 2015 Baltimore Uprising—A Mini-Unit: How Socio-cultural, Political and Historical Factors Inspired Community Activism created by the Watkins Educational Institute is comprised of three lessons (gr. 6-12) with the goal of teaching students about civil unrest and how to participate in creating positive change within their communities. The mini-unit is in conjunction with the Lewis Now Community Space exhibition, Devin Allen: Awakenings, In a New Light. (Coming Soon)
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Where is the National Museum of American History?
The National Museum of American History is located at 1300 Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, DC. The museum is open from 10:00am to 5:30pm every day of the week.