Secondary/Post School-Based Experiences

  • Annapolis Maritime Museum
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Banneker-Douglass Museum

In-School Programs

The Annapolis Maritime Museum can customize an in-school field trip for your middle or high school classroom. Please contact program@amaritime.org for more information.

Legacy of Slavery

From the bondage of enslaved Africans in Maryland’s formative years, to the complicated workings of the Underground Railroad and slave resistance, and to modern-day examples of racial inequality in our society, the Legacy of Slavery Research Department examines countless aspects of our state’s unique history.

The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland website, http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov/ contains detailed biographies of enslaved individuals, their accomplices to resisting the institution through flight, to the slaveholders and many other Marylanders that lived and worked in our state throughout time.

Available online are links to primary source document collections, a searchable database of runaway advertisements, census records, and other related records. Additionally, our “Documents for the Classroom” collections, which can be found at msa.maryland.gov, contain ready-to-use educational instruction packets of Archives’ material focusing on topics that span Maryland’s history.

Staff is available to present to student, teacher, historical, genealogical and other civic groups, as well as provide training on how to use primary and secondary source documents related to Maryland’s history.

To schedule outreach, contact: ryan.cox@maryland.gov.
Guide to the History of Slavery in Maryland and other Archive publication class sets are also available from the Maryland State Archives.
Recommended for grades 3-12.

ATTRACTION: Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
CONTACT: Ryan Cox
ADDRESS: 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD, 21401
PHONE: (410) 260-6461

Telling My Story Hands-On Workshop

Students will learn about the tradition of oral history and its importance in various cultures throughout the world. Students will see how oral history has provided information about people and places that may otherwise have gone undocumented. Using collaborative oral history projects between BDM and Anne Arundel County Public Schools such as “Music to Our Ears” documenting Carr’s and Sparrow’s Beaches and “Our Common Threads” documenting Rosenwald Schools, students will learn how to conduct research using oral history. Students will interview each other about their life experiences growing up in Maryland during the 20th and 21st centuries to help document recent history and current events.
Program duration: 2 hours.
Cost: $100.00/group of 30 students plus mileage.
Recommended for grades 6-12.
On-site workshops are available Monday through Friday with flexible start times.
To book an on-site program, contact the museum at least 3 weeks in advance of your desired date.

ATTRACTION: Banneker-Douglass Museum
CONTACT: dlcontactbdm_bdm@maryland.gov
ADDRESS: 84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-216.6186
Web Link: www.bdmuseum.maryland.gov
Download: Banneker Douglass Museum School Programs.pdf

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