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Teaching American History Programs

With the support of the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Program, hundreds of elementary and secondary teachers from public schools in Central Maryland have participated in professional development activities at the UMBC Center for History Education and other locations.

The programs provided:

  • Graduate Summer Institutes conducted by UMBC historians, public historians, and master teachers;
  • In-service professional development workshops;
  • Follow-up mentoring sessions and access to instructional resources during the school year.

Teachers are invited to join a vibrant learning community dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of American history in Maryland schools through the many resources that were developed through these programs:

Teachers can also discover local, state, and national resources from the National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, and the State Library Resource Center/Enoch Pratt Free Library.

The Maryland State Archives has created a comprehensive instructional resource from its collections and others: Teaching American History in Maryland: Online Documents for the Classroom.

The contents of the Web site were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.