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Virtual Field Trips: K-12

Enhance your classroom experience and bring history to life without having to leave your school. Our Virtual Field Trips inspire students as they engage with stories and artifacts virtually. Please visit our Schedule Programs page to book your Virtual Field Trip.

Virtual Field Trip Lessons

First Contact: Perspectives on Eastern Woodland Indians

Step into the role of junior historian and examine primary sources and artifacts to learn more about the Eastern Woodland Indians living in Maryland in 1634.
Grades 3-7. Learn more.

What Makes a Good National Anthem?

An important symbol of a country, a national anthem is meant to help foster patriotism, unify the people, and represent a nation’s values to the rest of the world. But how does a song do that?
Grades K-8. Learn more.

Pack It Up: What to Bring to Colonial America

Students consider the choices early colonists made when deciding what supplies to bring to the New World, taking into account factors such as necessities for survival and resources available in America.
Grades 3-8. Learn more.

Daily Life: Then & Now

Travel back in time with a teacher from the 1800s! Designed especially for young students, children learn about the past and compare their own life with that of children from long ago.
Grades Pre-K-2. Learn more.

From Plantation to Shipyard: Perspectives on Slavery

From tobacco plantations to the shipyards of Baltimore, students learn about the diverse experiences of enslaved African American in the United States.
Grades 4-12. Learn more.

Get the Message? WWI Propaganda & Life on the HomeFront

Combining important media literacy skills with historical thinking, students examine the fears, pressures, and motivations experienced by Americans living on the homefront.
Grades 7-12. Learn more.

Mr. Madison’s War: The Causes of the War of 1812

Emotions were running high in 1812, and lots of insults and accusations were flying! To synthesize what they have learned about the causes of the war, students compose their own rap battles of history.
Grades 4-12. Learn more.

You & Your Watershed: Learning Through the Chesapeake Bay

Using the Chesapeake Bay as a case study, participants gain a deeper understanding of how humans have affected the Chesapeake Bay watershed, from the Native Americans to today. This program is carried out in partnership with the National Aquarium.
Grades 4-12. Learn more.

Cast Your Vote: The Great Border State Debate

Using original historical evidence pulled from the MCHC collections, students engage in a three-round debate focusing on the social, economic, and political issues facing Maryland lawmakers during the Civil War.
Grades 8-12 (Personal Device Compatible). Learn more.

Grab Your Haversack!: Exploring the Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier

We can learn a lot from the things a soldier carried. Students work in teams to examine Revolutionary War-era objects and compete to gather the supplies they need to join the Revolution.
Grades 4-8. Learn more.

Reacting to Freedom: Diverse Opinions in Reconstruction-Era Maryland

During this program, students examine the spectrum of public reactions to the end of slavery in Maryland with perspectives from famed abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, former slaveholders, and politicians.
Grades 8-12. Learn more.

Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass

This program narrates the story of Douglass’s life. Students focus on analyzing primary source documents from Douglass and view photographs, timelines, and other sources that explore the legacy he left behind.
Grades 2-12. Learn more.

Protesting Segregation in Maryland

During this live, interactive program students will use the state of Maryland as a lens to learn about the civil rights movement. They will examine oral histories, photographs, and newspaper articles to understand how people protested segregation and discrimination after the Civil War and up to the 1960s during the civil rights movement.
Grades 8-12. Learn more.

Votes for Women

2020 is the Year of the Woman and what better way to celebrate than to highlight the women’s suffrage movement in Maryland! Learn about the lives of Margaret Brent, Harriett Tubman, Julia Emory, and more to gain a richer understanding of the history of activists fighting for voting rights.
Grades 6-12. Learn more.

Please Note

Virtual Field Trips are offered Tuesday through Friday. Please pay attention to the time requirements of all programs.

The MCHC provides many grants to help make our programs accessible. Visit our Grant Funding page to learn more.


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What Teachers Are Saying

“It was awesome to see so many standards embedded into one lesson, both reading and social studies standards. I also think it was great they could see so many artifacts. I have already recommended this program to others.”

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“We had a blast! I was jotting down some of the reading AND social studies standards that you worked on today. It was impressive. The kids were engaged and had so much fun while learning.”