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January 27, 2016

Celebrate Black History Month


To celebrate Black History Month this February, explore Maryland's history of freedom fighters, from abolitionists along the Underground Railroad to Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Two Thinkport lessons guide middle school students to learn about and reflect upon the lives of slaves and abolitionists.

Maryland's Champions of Freedom: This new literacy lesson uses texts about Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to compare and contrast primary and secondary sources.

Pathways to Freedom: Step back in time to explore the Underground Railroad - what it was, who used it, and its role in the flight for freedom. Students meet several real people, including slaves seeking their freedom.

Enroll Now: Document Analysis Online Course

The "Document Analysis Through Project-Based Learning" course, offered through the Maryland Humanities Council, teaches educators how to help students create research-based projects. Teachers will create their own project for Maryland History Day and learn how to use research-based learning in the classroom.

Sign up now: Course begins Feb. 3.

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From PBS KIDS: Learning Social Skills

Daniel Tiger's Tea Party

Gather young learners for some tea! Playing tea party with Daniel and friends is a way for children to work on important social skills, like thinking about the needs of others and taking turns.

Explore now: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tea Party

Nominate a Great Math or Science Teacher

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).

The 2016 Awards will honor math and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades K-6. Nominations close on April 1, 2016.

Submit your nomination today!

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