ERIC Number: ED440023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Encountering Maryland's Past. Volume 1: Science, Technology, and Invention in History. A Primary Source Kit from the Maryland Historical Society.
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.
This primary source kit supports the study of history in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each primary source selected for the kit, whether it be a photograph, a broadside, a map, or a private letter, reflects a meaningful part of the state of Maryland and U.S. history. The kit provides educators with an opportunity to use primary documents from Maryland's history with activities that support performance instruction, and can be used to teach economics, political science, civics, geography, and other components of social studies. The kit is divided into the following sections: (1) "An Introduction to the Primary Source Kit"; (2) "Key to the Primary Source Icons"; and (3) "Primary Sources and Context Pages. The kit may be used to introduce new topics in the curriculum; to facilitate discussion in the classroom; capture students' interest by looking at issues through a "local lens"; to involve students in cooperative learning teams; to develop and refine students' analytical and problem-solving skills; to encourage students to carry out historical research; and to initiate National History Day projects. (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inventions, Local History, Primary Sources, Sciences, Social Studies, State History, Student Research, Technology
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674. Tel: 410-685-3750; Web site: http://www.mdhs.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland